Learn the Japanese Word Yaku

The Japanese word yaku,  pronounced "yah-koo", means "an office", "a post", "a duty", "a service", or "a part." Explore more about the word below, including pronunciation and Japanese characters.

Japanese Characters

役 (やく)

Example

Sonna hon o yonde nan no yaku ni tatsu no desu ka.
そんな本を読んで何の役に立つのですか。

Translation: What is the use of reading such a book?

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