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のびるnobiru Inflection

ichidan verb / intransitive verb:

  • to stretch; to extend; to lengthen; to grow (of hair, height, grass, etc.)
  • to straighten out; to be flattened; to become smooth
  • to spread (of paint, cream, etc.)
  • to stretch out (e.g. of a hand); to extend
  • to lose elasticity; to become slack; to become soggy (e.g. noodles)
  • to make progress; to develop; to expand; to increase; to improve 伸びる
  • to be exhausted; to be groggy; to pass out; to collapse 伸びる
  • to be prolonged (meeting, life span, etc.); to be extended (e.g. deadline); to lengthen (e.g. of the days) 延びる
  • to be postponed; to be delayed; to be put off 延びる

時間jikanni縛られたshibarareta社会shakaidehatokihasenのようにnoyouniつまりtsumari過去kakoからkara現在genzaiwo通ってtootte未来miraini向かってmukatte延びるnobiruhonno直線chokusenと見られているtomirareteiru In a time-bound society time is seen as linear- in other words as a straight line extending from the past, through the present, to the future.

消費shouhiha心持ちkokoromochi伸びるnobiru程度teidoでしょうdeshou Spending will grow only a touch faster.

身長shinchouってtteどうdouやっyaたらtara伸びるnobirunだろdarou How can I get taller?

のばすnobasu Inflection

godan ~す verb / transitive:

  • to grow long (e.g. hair, nails) - esp. 伸ばす
  • to lengthen; to extend; to stretch
  • to reach out; to hold out - esp. 伸ばす
  • to straighten; to smooth out
  • to spread evenly (dough, cream, etc.)
  • to dilute; to thin out
  • to postpone - esp. 延ばす
  • to prolong
  • to strengthen; to develop; to expand

そのsono男の子otokonokohaあくまでもakumademo髪の毛kaminokewo伸ばすnobasuことkotoniこだわったkodawatta The boy persisted in wearing his hair long.

暗闇kurayaminonakaoreha遠ざかるtoozakaru後姿ushirosugatani必死にhisshinitewo伸ばすnobasu In the darkness, I frantically reach out towards the receding figure.

そのsono仕事shigotowo明日ashitaまでmade延ばすnobasuna Don't put off the work till tomorrow.

委員会iinkaino目的mokutekiha子供kodomono音楽ongakuno才能sainouwo伸ばすnobasuことkotoniありますarimasu The purpose of the committee is to develop children's musical talent.



  • growth; development
  • stretching (one's body, e.g. when waking up)
  • (ability to) spread (of paint, cream, etc.)
  • elongation; extension; carry (e.g. of sound); sustain

もうmou髪を切ってkamiwokitteもらってmorattemoいいiitokiですdesuyo大分ooita伸びnobi過ぎていますsugiteimasuyo It's high time you had your hair cut; it has grown too long.

chichiha夕食yuushokugaすんでsundeからkara伸びnobiwoしたshita My father stretched after dinner.



  • growth rate; coefficient of extension

産業sangyouno伸び率nobiritsuにはniha驚きodorokida I'm amazed by the rate at which industries grow.



  • stretching
  • sidestroke (in swimming) 横泳ぎ
のびやかnobiyaka Inflection

adjectival noun / noun:

  • comfortable; carefree
のびのびnobinobi Inflection

adverb / ~と adverb / ~する noun:

  • comfortably; peacefully; with one's mind at ease; calmly; without worries
  • (growing) quickly

子どもkodomohaのびのびnobinobi育つsodatsuべきbekida Children should grow up carefree.

のびなやむnobinayamu Inflection

godan ~む verb / intransitive verb:

  • to be sluggish (business); to make little progress; to not grow as much as expected
しんしゅくshinshuku Inflection

noun / ~する noun:

  • expansion and contraction; elasticity; flexibility
しんちょうshinchou Inflection

noun / ~する noun / ~の noun:

  • expansion; extension; elongation; stretching; uncompression
のすnosu Inflection

godan ~す verb / intransitive verb:

  • to stretch; to extend; to lengthen; to spread

godan ~す verb:

  • to gain influence; to become stronger; to increase (e.g. in scope)

godan ~す verb / intransitive verb:

  • to go further

godan ~す verb / transitive:

  • to smooth out; to roll out
  • to spread out (something folded)
  • to iron
  • to knock out; to knock down


  • temple (in a loom); tenter

noun / ~の noun:

  • growth period; period of rapid growth

expression / adverb / ~の noun:

  • win or lose; sink or swim; make or break; all or nothing
のびひろがるnobihirogaru Inflection

godan ~る verb:

  • to stretch out
のびちぢみnobichijimi Inflection

noun / ~する noun:

  • expansion and contraction; elasticity; flexibility
のびあがるnobiagaru Inflection

godan ~る verb / intransitive verb:

  • to stretch; to reach to; to stand on tiptoe


  • elastic bandage
のしあるくnoshiaruku Inflection

godan ~く verb / intransitive verb:

  • to swagger




  • rolling pin 麺棒
  • extension bar
  • katakana-hiragana prolonged sound mark - colloquialism 長音符
のべるnoberu Inflection

ichidan verb / transitive:

  • to lay out (a futon); to make (bed); to spread out; to stretch; to widen
  • to postpone; to extend 延べる・伸べる
のべひろげるnobehirogeru Inflection

ichidan verb / transitive:

  • to stretch out


  • protractor muscle
しんしくじざいshinshikujizaiしんしゅくじざいshinshukujizai Inflection

adjectival noun / ~の noun:

  • elastic; flexible; telescoping; expandable; retractable; extensible - four character idiom

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