Definition of 上下

じょうげjouge Inflection


  • top and bottom; high and low; above and below; upper and lower ends; up and down

noun / ~する noun:

  • going up and down; rising and falling; fluctuating
  • going and coming back


  • upper and lower classes; ruler and ruled; the government and the people
  • first and second volumes

Example Sentences

She hung the picture upside down.
He has a habit of moving his head up and down when he is listening to a conversation.
He shook his head up and down.
He moved the flags up and down.
In an earthquake, the ground can shake up and down, or back and forth.

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