-わける、-わけする【-分ける, -分けする】

nuance-defining verb for forming compound verbs

■ 〜分け(る)to make distinctions, to differentiate (between); to use (A) and (B) for different purposes:

□ 色分け(する) color coding, color keying, differentiate using different colors

使い分け(る) use (different things) for different purposes; e.g., use different brushes for painting different colors

塗り分け(る) paint in different colors (for different purposes)

見分ける tell apart/differentiate (both figuratively and visually); to know the difference between something of superior and inferior quality (on sight or figuratively)

聞き分ける tell apart by sound (Caution: 聞き分け also has other meanings; specifically, to behave properly (as a child), as "to do what one is are told")

鳴り分け distinctive ring tones


This entry was created by James A. Lockhart.


Created 2003-09-02.


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