つつくtsutsukuirr.irr. Inflection

godan ~く verb / transitive:

  • to poke (repeatedly, lightly); to nudge
  • to peck at (one's food); to pick at
  • to peck at (someone's faults, etc.)
  • to egg on; to put up to

yabuwoつついてtsutsuiteヘビHEBIwo出すdasu It's not good to wake a sleeping snake.

きつつきkitsutsukiha長くnagaku尖ったtogattaくちばしkuchibashidekinomikiwoつついてtsutsuitenakaniいるirumushiwo食べますtabemasu Woodpeckers peck tree trunks with their long pointed beaks and eat insects found there.

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