Japanese Word Entry

持てる
Kana:もてる
Definitions:
  1. to be able to possess (hold, get, etc.)

  2. to be well liked, to be popular, to be pampered (spoiled, doted upon, etc.), to be welcomed

  3. to endure (the tests of time, the elements, etc.), to last

  4. possessed, held

  5. rich, wealthy, affluent


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Chinese characters used in this word

hold, have, sustain, support, grasp
Readings
Mandarin: ㄔˊ (chí)
Cantonese: ci4
Japanese: ジ、 チ / も.つ、 -も.ち、 も.てる、 もち
Korean:
Vietnamese: trì