To Be Photographed
To Be In A Photograph
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 itself means copy, but what is a copy? It is basically a photograph, which is why this word means to be photographed, or to be in a photograph. You know this one is "to be photographed" because it ends with a る. Someone thinks you're "rude" so they're photographing you.
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 have to remember the うつ part. You're being rude, right? That's why you got photographed. Why are you rude? You're doing beatboxing, constantly saying うつうつうつ over and over again. Say it out loud, too.
My father doesn't like to be in videos.
White flowers are not in the wedding photo.
You can take good pictures of trees and mountains with this camera.