Japanese Word of the Day 13 Quit, Resign 辞める

Information presented in kanji, hiragana, romaji, and English. Usage examples were found on the Internet and other sources. Translations are usually mine and might not be perfect; if you find any errors, please let me know.

今日の単語 / きょう の たんご / kyou no tango / today’s new word:

辞める (sometimes written only in hiragana)



Quit, stop, resign (usually a job)

(contrast this with 止める, also pronounced やめる, which means “stop” or “quit” doing something, such as smoking).

例 / れい / rei  / example:

まじめな話だが、君はやめるつもりか。 (very casual speech between friendly co-workers)

まじめな はなし だ が、 きみ は やめる つもり か。

Seriously, do you intend to quit?

(from Casio XD-V9000 Dictionary)

例 れい rei  example


さんがつまつ で いま の かいしゃ を やめる こと に した。 りゆう は やりき は 

おきなかった こと。

san-gatsu-matsu de ima no kaisha wo yameru koto ni shita. riyuu wa yaruki wa okinakatta koto.

“I’m determined to quit my present company at the end of March. The reason is that I am not motivated.” 


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