掛ける

懸ける

Reading

Kana: かける
Romaji: kakeru
Kana
Romaji

Definitions

v1
vt
1

to hang (e.g. picture); to hoist (e.g. sail); to raise (e.g. flag)

Note: word usually written using kana alone
See also: 壁にかける
2

to sit

Note: word usually written using kana alone
See also: 腰を掛ける
3

to take (time, money); to expend (money, time, etc.)

Note: word usually written using kana alone
See also: 時間を掛ける
4

to make (a call)

Note: word usually written using kana alone
See also: 電話を掛ける
5

to multiply

Note: word usually written using kana alone
6

to secure (e.g. lock)

Note: word usually written using kana alone
See also: 鍵を掛ける
7

to put on (glasses, etc.)

Note: word usually written using kana alone
See also: 眼鏡を掛ける
8

to cover

Note: word usually written using kana alone
9

to burden someone

Note: word usually written using kana alone
See also: 迷惑を掛ける
10

to apply (insurance)

Note: word usually written using kana alone
See also: 保険を掛ける
11

to turn on (an engine, etc.); to set (a dial, an alarm clock, etc.)

Note: word usually written using kana alone
12

to put an effect (spell, anaesthetic, etc.) on

Note: word usually written using kana alone
13

to hold an emotion for (pity, hope, etc.)

Note: word usually written using kana alone
14

to bind

Note: also 繋ける
Note: word usually written using kana alone
15

to pour (or sprinkle, spray, etc.) onto

Note: word usually written using kana alone
See also: 塩をかける
16

to argue (in court); to deliberate (in a meeting); to present (e.g. idea to a conference, etc.)

Note: word usually written using kana alone
See also: 裁判に掛ける
17

to increase further

Note: word usually written using kana alone
18

to catch (in a trap, etc.)

Note: word usually written using kana alone
19

to set atop

Note: word usually written using kana alone
20

to erect (a makeshift building)

Note: word usually written using kana alone
21

to hold (a play, festival, etc.)

Note: word usually written using kana alone
22

to wager; to bet; to risk; to stake; to gamble

Note: word usually written using kana alone
See also: 賭ける (reading かける)
suf
v1
23

to be partway doing ...; to begin (but not complete) ...; to be about to ...

Note: after -masu stem of verb
Note: word usually written using kana alone
See also: 話し掛ける
24

indicates (verb) is being directed to (someone)

Note: after -masu stem of verb
Note: word usually written using kana alone
See also: 話し掛ける

Kanji

Readings: カイ、 ケイ、 か.ける、 -か.ける、 か.け、 -か.け、 -が.け、 か.かる、 -か.かる、 -が.かる、 か.かり、 -が.かり、 かかり、 -がかり
Meanings: hang, suspend, depend, arrive at, tax, pour
Readings: ケン、 ケ、 か.ける、 か.かる
Meanings: state of suspension, hang, depend, consult, distant, far apart

Example Sentences

(あと)()(なお)す。
➥I'm gonna have to call you back.
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()けください。
➥Please take your seat.
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(かれ)上着(うわぎ)()けた。
➥He hung up his coat.
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おかけ(くだ)さい。
➥Sit down, please.
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()ける2は8だ。
➥Four multiplied by two is eight.
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また(あと)でかけます。
➥I'll call again later.
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