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    Kyle
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    Hi. I was hoping someone could clarify the difference between 受け取る and 受ける. It seems like they both mean to receive or to get. Is there one that is more appropriate for receiving a physical object?

    Thanks!

    #38229

    Anonymous

    受け取る to receive in the sense that you take it

    受ける to receive in the sense that, it came to you.

     

    + the other various meanings

    #38232

    Kyle
    Member

    Ah, ok. So 受け取る is closer to the English “to get” because you go and do it, while 受ける is more like “to receive.” Thanks! Does this also apply to talking about other people? For instance, can 受け取る refer to someone else going and taking/getting something?

    #38243

    Anonymous

    These kinds of verbs involving 受け, I hate the most…

    #38263

    Astralfox
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    @Tsetycoon: Is that because you’re an attacker?

    On topic: how do people deal with learning those verbs that have a plethora of meanings; 受ける、切る、掛ける?

    #38265

    mtb812
    Member

    I learn them in sentences…

    #38272

    Kyle
    Member

    @mtb812: Hey, now that’s a pretty good idea.

    @Astralfox: I don’t think about it as much, probably because it’s my native language, but English has the same thing. Think about words like “to run” or “to take.” Or worse, something like “over.” It’s a word on its own, but you can also add it to tons of other words to change the meaning.

    The first time I studied another language back in grammar school, words with the same meaning used to drive me bonkers. How can two words mean the same thing!? Oh, right, they’re synonyms and English has them too…

    #38278

    Astralfox
    Member

    Thanks I get your point, I was actually just asking how people are dealing with them though. So far I’ve been relying on picking it up naturally through reading, and was wondering if people have other methods.

    I may put some dedicated effort into them when I have the time. Like identifying the common threads that link the different contexts in which they are used, then creating an anki deck.

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