Meaning

Primary

To Take Responsibility

Alternatives

To Assume Responsibility, To Take On A Burden, To Carry

Word Type

transitive verb, godan verb

Explanation

担ぐ is more like when you're carrying something physical. 担う is when you carry a responsibility, which is why this word means to assume responsibility. You can remember this because YOU () are responsible for this. You assume this responsibility.

Reading

になう
Kyoko
(Tokyo accent, female)
Kenichi
(Tokyo accent, male)

Explanation

What is your responsibility? To raise this girl named Nina (にな).

Context

Context Sentences

我が社の純利益は前年比で70%も上昇したが、それを達成するために私が重要な役割を担ったんだ。

My company’s profits soared 70% over last year and I played an important part in achieving that.

Kanji Composition