To Take Time Off
intransitive verb, godan verb
This word consists of kanji with hiragana attached. Because the hiragana ends with an う sound, you know this word is a verb. The kanji 休 means rest, so what's the verb version of that? It's to rest or to take time off.
Since this word consists of a kanji with hiragana attached, you can bet that it will use the kun'yomi reading. You didn't learn that reading with this kanji, so here's a mnemonic to help you:
You need to rest, right? Don't just answer with a "yes," this deserves a "YAASS" (やす)! YAAASSS let's RESSST!!!
Should we skip today's class?
I rested in bed for four and a half days.
The only time I can rest during the day is when I’m in the bathroom.