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English Reference for yaku (やく)

  1. noun noun (suffix) use, service, role
  2. post, position
  3. scoring combination (e.g. in mahjong, card games, etc.), hand
Example sentences
Who will play the role of the princess
These gadgets seem to be of no use
The part of the queen does not suit her
He buys only what'll be useful for him
He plays the role of Macbeth with great skill
I studied my part in the play
She acted the part of a fairy
He acted as chairman
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