Grammar Info

N2 Lesson 9: 8/23

()めて

Full of, Filled with, With ~

Structure

Noun + ()

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About を込めて

をこめて, or ()めて when appearing in its kanji form, is a phrase that expresses when something is 'full of (A)', or 'filled with (A)'. The structure is comprised of を, and the て-form of the る-Verb ()める, which means 'to pack into', or 'to load with'. In this way, the literal meaning is fairly consistent with the standard English translations.
をこめて will appear directly after the noun expressing the particular feeling or emotion being discussed.
  • 感謝(かんしゃ)気持(きも)()めて、1年間(ねんかん)世話(せわ)になった先生(せんせい)花束(はなたば)をあげた。
    Full of the feeling of gratitude, I gave a bouquet of flowers to a teacher who has taken care of me for the past year.
  • (おっと)毎晩(まいばん)(あい)()めて晩御飯(ばんごはん)(つく)ってくれる。
    My husband cooks dinner filled with love every night.
  • (うた)うのが下手(へた)でも、(こころ)()めて(うた)えば上手(じょうず)()こえる。
    Even if you are not a good singer, you can sound like a good singer if you sing with all your heart.
Caution - It is important to note that this particular structure is treated as a set phrase, and will primarily only be used when some particular feeling or emotion is the thing that is being 'packed into (A)'.

Examples

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  • 彼女(かのじょ)(あい)()めて(つく)った弁当(べんとう)()べたい!

    I want to eat a bento made full of love by my girlfriend.

    • 希望(きぼう)()めて人々(ひとびと)代表(だいひょう)チームを応援(おうえん)している!

      Filled with hope, people cheer for a national team!

      • 祖父(そふ)より(あい)()めて」といった葉書(はがき)(とど)いた。

        A postcard saying 'From grandpa with love' arrived.

        • 感謝(かんしゃ)気持(きも)()めて、プレゼントを(おく)った。

          Full of the feeling of gratitude, I gave a present.

          • 期待(きたい)()めて(すこ)(きび)しいことを()ってしまいました。

            Full of anticipation, I unfortunately said something a little over the top.

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