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たべるtaberuirr. Inflection

ichidan verb / transitive:

  • to eat
  • to live on (e.g. a salary); to live off; to subsist on

もっとmotto果物kudamonowo食べるtaberuべきbekiですdesu You should eat more fruit.

くうkuuold Inflection

godan ~う verb / transitive:

  • to eat - male language
  • to live; to make a living; to survive
  • to bite; to sting (as insects do)
  • to tease; to torment; to taunt; to make light of; to make fun of
  • to encroach on; to eat into; to consume
  • to defeat a superior; to threaten a position
  • to consume time and-or resources
  • to receive something (usu. an unfavourable event) - colloquialism
  • to have sexual relations with a woman, esp. for the first time - male language - vulgar

tade食うkuumushimo好き好きsukisuki There is no accounting for tastes.

このkono事業jigyouhakinwo食うkuu This job eats money.

今時imadoki年功序列nenkoujoretsudaなんてnante言ってittemo若いwakaiyatsuno反発hanpatsuwo食うkuuだけdakeですdesuyo If you try to defend the seniority-based corporate escalator these days all you'll get is flak from younger employees.

くらうkurau Inflection

godan ~う verb / transitive:

  • to eat; to drink; to wolf; to knock back - vulgar
  • to receive (e.g. a blow)
  • to be on the receiving end (of something undesirable); to undergo (trouble)

日本nipponha多くookunokuniからkaraしっぺ返しshippegaeshiwoくらうkurauだろうdarou Japan will get it from many countries.

銀行強盗ginkougoutouするsuruto懲役choueki10nen食らうkurauzo Bank robbery will cost you ten years in prison.

くらいつくkuraitsuku Inflection

godan ~く verb / intransitive verb:

しかしshikashiimaha一目hitome見てmiteサメSAMEgaそのsonohitoniくらいつくkuraitsukunoha避けられないsakerarenaiようだyoudatoいうiuことkotoni気づかkizukaずにはいられないzunihairarenai However, I can't help noticing, at this moment, that at first glance it seems inevitable that the shark will devour the man.



kareha私のwatashino信頼shinraiwo食いものkuimononiしたshita He abused my confidence.



  • having an open hand and no end or honor tiles (yaku, not allowed in some rules); having only suited tiles between 2 and 8 inclusive and having called tiles - Mahjong term 断ヤオ九
くいつくkuitsuku Inflection

godan ~く verb / intransitive verb:

  • to bite at; to snap at; to nibble 食らいつく
  • to get one's teeth into (metaphorically); to get to grips with; to really get into 食らいつく
  • to hold on to; to cling to; to stick to
  • to complain; to bicker

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