Definition of 上下

じょうげjouge Inflection

noun:

  • 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

noun:

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

Example Sentences

彼女kanojohaそのsonoewo上下jougeさかさまsakasamaniかえたkaeta
She hung the picture upside down.
karehahitonohanashiwo聞いているkiiteiruときtokiatamawo上下jougeni動かすugokasukusegaあるaru
He has a habit of moving his head up and down when he is listening to a conversation.
karehakubiwo上下jougeni振ったfutta
He shook his head up and down.
karehahatawo上下jougeni動かしたugokashita
He moved the flags up and down.
地震jishindeha地面jimenha上下jougeそしてsoshite横にyokoni揺れるyureru
In an earthquake, the ground can shake up and down, or back and forth.

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