Definition of 付く

つくtsuku Inflection

godan ~く verb / intransitive verb:

  • to be attached; to be connected with; to adhere; to stick; to cling
  • to remain imprinted; to scar; to stain; to dye
  • to bear (fruit, interest, etc.)
  • to be acquired (of a habit, ability, etc.); to increase (of strength, etc.)
  • to take root
  • to accompany; to attend; to follow; to study with
  • to side with; to belong to
  • to possess; to haunt 憑く
  • to be lit; to be lighted 点く
  • to be settled; to be resolved; to be decided
  • to be given (of a name, price, etc.)
  • to be sensed; to be perceived
  • to be lucky - from 運がつく

suffix / godan ~く verb:

  • to become (a state, condition, etc.) - after -masu stems, onomatopoeic and mimetic words 付く【づく】

Example Sentences

歯医者haishadehaniついたtsuitaたばこtabakonoヤニYANIwo取ってtotteもらうmorauto費用hiyouhaどれくらいdorekuraiかかるkakaruでしょうdeshou
About how much does it cost to have a dentist remove cigarette tar from your teeth?
このkonoオンボードONBOODOというtoiunoha平たく言えばhiratakuiebaグラフィックカードGURAFYIKKUKAADOgaついていないtsuiteinaiものmonoda
Frankly speaking, this 'on board' means "doesn't have a graphics card".
tonoつかないtsukanai不定詞futeikotobawo原形不定詞genkeifuteikotobaと言うtoiu
An infinitive without a 'to' attached is called a bare infinitive.
ガーデニングGAADENINGUnohonwo見てたらmitetaraドクロマークDOKUROMAAKUnoついたtsuitanogaいっぱいippaiあってatte驚きましたodorokimashita
When I looked in a gardening book I was surprised by how many were marked poisonous.
足が遅いashigaosoikarehaもちろんmochironすでにsudeni2msagaついたtsuita
He, being slow-footed, was of course already lagging two meters.

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