いうiuゆうyuu Inflection

godan ~う verb:

  • to say; to utter; to declare
  • to name; to call
  • to go (e.g. "the alarm went ping"); to make a noise 言う

もちろんmochiron冗談joudanto思ってomottekarehaあっそassoto流していましたnagashiteimashitaけどkedoかなりkanariiyaだったdattaそうsouですdesu。(ってゆうかtteyuuka冗談joudanでもdemoそんなsonnaことkoto言うiuna!) Of course he thought it was a joke and let it slide with a "hm?" but he was seriously annoyed. I mean, just don't say things like that even as a joke!

それでいてsoredeite自分jibunha船乗りfunanoridatoいうiu And he calls himself a sailor.

使つかうtsukau Inflection

godan ~う verb / transitive:

  • to use (a thing, method, etc.); to make use of; to put to use
  • to use (a person, animal, puppet, etc.); to employ; to handle; to manage; to manipulate 人使い
  • to use (time, money, etc.); to spend; to consume
  • to use (language); to speak 言葉遣い

アジア諸国AJIAshokokuなどnadoからkara出稼ぎdekaseginiきたkita外国人gaikokujinwoメイドMEIDOとしてtoshite使うtsukaunoga常識joushikinoようになっているyouninatteiru It has become common practise to employ foreigners working abroad from Asian countries as maids.

あぁaaいらいらirairaするsuru・・・今やimayaパソコンPASOKONwo使うtsukauたびtabini頭痛zutsuugaするsuruyo So annoying... Now I get a headache whenever I use the computer!

かうkau Inflection

godan ~う verb / transitive:

  • to buy; to purchase - in western Japan, 買う conjugates euphonically as こうた, こうて, etc.
  • to value; to have a high opinion
  • to stir; to provoke; to draw upon oneself

学食gakushokuni飽きたakitaときtokiha、ベルファ,BERUFUAde買うkaumoよしyoshiファミレスFUAMIRESUde食べるtaberumoよしyoshi When you're fed up with the school cafe you can buy something at Bellfa or eat at a family restaurant.

うたうutau Inflection

godan ~う verb / transitive / intransitive verb:

  • to sing

godan ~う verb / transitive:

  • to sing (one's praises in a poem, etc.); to compose a poem; to recite a poem - esp. 歌う, 詠う

どうしてdoushiteoreha彼らkareraのようにnoyouni歌うutauことkotoga出来ないdekinaiんだnda Why can't I sing like they can?

ちがうchigau Inflection

godan ~う verb / intransitive verb:

  • to differ (from); to vary
  • to not be in the usual condition
  • to not match the correct (answer, etc.)
  • to be different from promised 話が違う

expression:

  • isn't it?; wasn't it? - at sentence-end; oft. as 〜のと違うか - Kansai dialect

そのsonotendehawatashihakimito意見ikenga違うchigau I differ from you on that point.

そんなsonnaばかなbakanaことkotowo言うiuなんてnantekarehakiでもdemo違ったchigattanoka Is he mad that he should say such a foolish thing?

kimiha違うchigauhouniいきますikimasuyo You're going in the wrong direction.

あうau Inflection

godan ~う verb / intransitive verb:

  • to meet; to encounter; to see - 逢う is often used for close friends, etc. and may be associated with drama or pathos; 遭う may have an undesirable nuance
  • to have an accident; to have a bad experience - esp. 遭う when in kanji - usually written using kana alone

両親ryoushinhawatashigaまたmataトムTOMUto会うauことkotowo禁止kinshiしたshita My parents prohibited me from seeing Tom again.

猛吹雪moufubukini遭うauまでmadeha順調junchouni進んだsusunda We made good time until we ran into a blizzard.

すうsuu Inflection

godan ~う verb / transitive:

  • to smoke; to breathe in; to inhale
  • to suck; to sip; to slurp
  • to absorb; to soak up
  • to kiss

教室kyoushitsudeどうどうとdoudoutoタバコTABAKOwoすうsuu高校生koukouseiたちtachitoそれsorewo注意chuuiできないdekinai教師kyoushiたちtachiha罰を受けるbachiwoukeruことになりますkotoninarimasu High school students who flagrantly smoke in class and the teachers who can't caution them will be punished.

例えばtatoebaたばこtabakowoぷかぷかpukapuka吸うsuu先生senseigaたばこtabakowo吸うsuu生徒seitoni注意chuuiしてshitemoそのsono注意chuuiha矛盾mujunしているshiteiruだろうdarou For example, if a chain-smoking teacher cautions a pupil for smoking, that warning is self-contradictory.

ならうnarau Inflection

godan ~う verb / transitive:

  • to take lessons in; to be taught; to learn (from a teacher); to study (under a teacher); to get training in

chichihawatashiniピアノPIANOwo習うnarauようにyouni勧めたsusumeta My father encouraged me to study the piano.

あらうarau Inflection

godan ~う verb / transitive:

  • to wash; to cleanse; to rinse
  • to inquire into; to investigate
  • to purify (one's heart)
  • to lave (e.g. shore); to wash over (e.g. deck); to sweep

そのsonoバッグBAGGUwo洗うarauときtokiha洗濯機sentakukini入れないでirenaideくださいkudasai When you wash the bag, please do not put it in the washing machine.

今日kyouhaawa洗車senshade愛車aishawo洗うarau I will wash my car in a hand car wash today.

おこなうokonau Inflection

godan ~う verb / transitive:

  • to perform; to do; to conduct oneself; to carry out

乾燥kansouしたshita空気kuukiのせいでnoseide痛んだitandaノドNODOyahanano粘膜nenmakuha風邪kazenoウイルスUIRUSUga入り込みhairikomiやすくyasukuなってnatteしまいますshimaimasu暖房器具danboukigudesamusa対策taisaku加湿器kashitsukide乾燥kansou対策taisakuwoしっかりshikkari行なうokonauことkotoga肝要kan'youですdesu Throat and nose membranes hurt by dry air allow cold viruses to enter more easily. It is important to carry out sensible counter plans against the cold with heaters and against the dryness with humidifiers.

おもうomou Inflection

godan ~う verb / transitive:

  • to think; to consider; to believe - 想う has connotations of heart-felt
  • to think (of doing); to plan (to do)
  • to judge; to assess; to regard
  • to imagine; to suppose; to dream
  • to expect; to look forward to
  • to feel; to be (in a state of mind); to desire; to want
  • to recall; to remember

あすasuha天気tenkidato思うomou I hope it'll be fine tomorrow.

みんなminnamoそうsounanoかなkanato思うomouことkotoくらいkuraiしかshikaできないdekinai I can only wonder if this is the same for everyone else.

兄弟kyoudaigaいるirutoどんなdonnaだろdaroutoいつもitsumo思うomou I've always wondered what it'd be like to have siblings.

あうauおうouirr. Inflection

godan ~う verb / intransitive verb:

  • to come together; to merge; to unite; to meet
  • to fit; to match; to suit; to agree with; to be correct
  • to be profitable; to be equitable

suffix / godan ~う verb:

  • to do ... to each other; to do ... together - after the -masu stem of a verb

このkono白いshiroiコートKOOTOhaあなたanataniよくyoku合うauでしょうdeshou This white coat will look very nice on you.

電話denwano発明hatsumeiga遠くのtookunohitoto伝達dentatsushi合うaunowo可能kanouniしたshita The invention of the telephone made it possible to communicate with people far away.

まにあうmaniau Inflection

godan ~う verb / intransitive verb:

  • to be in time for
  • to serve (suit, meet) the purpose; to be good enough; to be enough

汽車kishani間に合うmaniauようにyouni急げisoge Hurry up in order to catch the train.

これkorede当分toubunha間に合うmaniauでしょうdeshou This will do for the time being.

てつだうtetsudau Inflection

godan ~う verb / transitive:

  • to help; to assist; to aid
  • to contribute to; to be a factor in

ああaa男に二言はないotokoninigonhanaiでもdemo手伝うtetsudauだけdakedaからkarana美咲misakimoやれyareyo Yes, a man is as good as his word. But I'll just be helping, you understand. You'll have to work too.

ひろうhirou Inflection

godan ~う verb / transitive:

  • to pick up; to find; to gather

日本nippondeha昼間hirumaでもdemoyoruでもdemoタクシーTAKUSHIIwo拾うhirouことができるkotogadekiru In Japan you can always catch a cab, day or night.

わらうwarau Inflection

godan ~う verb / intransitive verb:

  • to laugh
  • to smile
  • to sneer; to ridicule - esp. 嗤う
  • to be dumbfounded; to be flabbergasted - as 笑ってしまう or 笑っちゃう

naなにかnanika笑うwarauところtokoroありましたarimashitaあすかasukaギャグってましたGYAGUttemashita Did I say something funny? Did I make a joke?

非常にhijouni苦しいkurushiiさなかsanakaにもnimo笑うwarauことkotoha感情のkanjouno激しいhageshiihitoにはniha容易youiniできるdekiruことkotoではないdehanai Being able to smile while in great distress is not duck soup for a passionate individual.

かようkayou Inflection

godan ~う verb / intransitive verb:

  • to go to and from (a place); to go back and forth between; to run between (e.g. bus, train, etc.); to ply between
  • to go to (school, work, etc.); to attend; to commute; to frequent
  • to circulate (e.g. blood, electricity); to be communicated (e.g. thought) 血が通う心が通う
  • to resemble

通い妻kayoitsumaとはtoha名前namaeno通りtooritsumagaottonomotoni通うkayou結婚kekkon形態keitainokotoであるdearu A 'commuting wife' is just what the name says, it's a form of marriage where the wife travels to her husband's side.

karehaバスBASUde会社kaishani通っているkayotteiru He commutes to his office by bus.

はらうharau Inflection

godan ~う verb / transitive:

  • to pay (e.g. money, bill)
  • to brush off; to wipe away; to clear away; to dust off; to cut off (e.g. branches)
  • to drive away (e.g. one's competitors)
  • to sell off (something unneeded); to dispose of
  • to pay (e.g. attention); to show (e.g. respect, concern)
  • to make (e.g. effort, sacrifice); to expend; to exert
  • to move out (of one's own place); to vacate
  • to sweep (e.g. one's legs); to knock aside
  • to make a sweeping stroke (in Japanese calligraphy)
  • to reset (an abacus)

両親ryoushinga喜んでyorokonde経済的にkeizaitekini援助enjoしてshiteくれるkurerunoniなぜnazekimiha自分でjibunde学費gakuhiwo払うharauことkotoni固執koshitsuするsurunoka Why do you insist on paying for your school expenses yourself, when your parents are willing to give you financial support?

彼女kanojoha毎日mainichi家具kagunoほこりhokoriwo払うharau She dusts the furniture every day.

彼女kanojohaそのsonoowo払うharau必要hitsuyouhaなかったnakattaのにnoni She need not have paid the money.

むかうmukau Inflection

godan ~う verb / intransitive verb:

  • to face
  • to go towards; to head towards

肥大hidaika過度のkadono商業化shougyoukaなどnadono問題mondaimo抱えてkakaete五輪gorinhashin世紀seikini向かうmukau Despite the problems of excessive commercialization, etc. the Olympics will go forward into the new century.

うばうubau Inflection

godan ~う verb / transitive:

  • to snatch away; to dispossess; to steal

誰もdaremoあなたanatano人権jinkenwo奪うubauことはできないkotohadekinai No one can deprive of your human rights.

おうou Inflection

godan ~う verb / transitive:

  • to chase; to run after; to pursue; to follow after
  • to follow (a set order, a trend, etc.)
  • to drive out; to get rid of; to oust; to expel
  • to drive (e.g. a herd)
  • to be pressed (e.g. for time) - in passive voice

猟犬ryoukenha鋭いsurudoi嗅覚kyuukakude獲物emonowo追うou Hounds hunt by their keen scent.

流行ryuukouwo追うouna Don't follow the fashion.

うしなうushinauirr. Inflection

godan ~う verb / transitive:

  • to lose; to part with

tomowo永遠eienni失うushinauくらいkuraiならばnarabaそのsono友達tomodachinoことkotowo我慢gamanshiなさいnasai Have patience with a friend rather than lose him forever.

しはらうshiharau Inflection

godan ~う verb / transitive:

  • to pay

彼女kanojohawatashiga勘定kanjouwo支払うshiharauようにyouni言い張ったiihatta She insisted on my paying the bill.

さそうsasouいざなうizanau Inflection

godan ~う verb / transitive:

  • to invite; to ask (someone to do); to call (for); to take (someone) along
  • to tempt; to lure; to entice; to seduce
  • to induce (tears, laughter, sleepiness, etc.); to arouse (e.g. sympathy); to provoke さそう

上司joushinoミスターMISUTAA田中tanakagakimiwo飲みnomini誘うsasouかもしれないkamoshirenaiってtteことkotowo言ってitteおくokune I should tell you that my boss, Mr Tanaka, might try to take you drinking.

夕方yuugatani適度なtekidona運動undouwoするsuruto睡眠suiminwo誘うsasouのにnoni役立つyakudatsu Moderate exercise in the evening helps induce sleep.

はなしあうhanashiau Inflection

godan ~う verb / transitive:

  • to discuss; to talk together

話し合うhanashiau問題mondainoリストRISUTOwo作ってtsukutte下さいkudasai Will you make a list of issues to discuss?

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