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ふるfuru Inflection

godan ~る verb / transitive:

  • to wave; to shake; to swing
  • to sprinkle; to throw (dice)
  • to cast (actor); to allocate (work)
  • to turn down (somebody); to reject; to jilt; to dump
  • to abandon; to give up; to ruin
  • to add kana indicating a reading of a word 振り仮名
  • to slightly change headings; to change directions
  • to extract by broiling; to prepare an infusion of; to decoct
  • to carry with great vigor (e.g. a portable shrine)
  • to bring up a topic; to lead to a topic
  • to replace; to substitute
  • to set up a joke for somebody else

watashihaatamawo数回振ったfutta I shook my head a few times.

カズKAZUちゃんchanさっきsakki完膚無きまでkanpunakimadeni振っfuちゃおうchaouとしたtoshitaでしょdesho You were about to dump her flat out, weren't you?

パーティーPAATEII会場kaijouni入るhairuなりnariサムSAMUha食べ物tabemonoめがけてmegakete脇目wakimemoふらずfurazu突進tosshinしたshita When he got to the party, Sam made a bee line for the food.

ふるまうfurumau Inflection

godan ~う verb / transitive:

  • to behave; to conduct oneself
  • to entertain; to treat someone (to a drink); to make tea for someone (tea ceremony)

同様douyouni振る舞うfurumauhokanoイベントIBENTOでもdemo結構kekkouですdesu Another event that has the same behaviour would also be fine.



  • furigana; kana over or beside kanji to indicate pronunciation ルビー
しんこうshinkou Inflection

noun / ~する noun:

  • promotion; encouragement

政府seifuha工業kougyouno振興shinkou計画keikakuwo開始kaishiしたshita The government started a program to promote industry.

しんどうshindou Inflection

noun / ~する noun:

  • oscillation; vibration; swing (e.g. of a pendulum)

noun / counter:

  • swing; shake; wave; swinging


  • appearance; behaviour - usually written using kana alone
  • pretence (pretense); show; pretending (to) - oft. after a noun+の or verb in the dictionary form - usually written using kana alone 振りをする

noun / ~の noun:

  • going to restaurant, hotel etc. without a reservation or introduction - usually written using kana alone


  • move (dance); postures
  • lead in (e.g. to a running joke, asking a question); lead up - oft. as フリ - usually written using kana alone 前振り
  • unsewn part of a hanging sleeve on a traditional Japanese woman's garment

suffix / counter:

  • counter for swords, blades, etc.


  • not wearing underwear or pants - archaism

kareha彼女のkanojono話しhanashi振りfuriga気に入らなかったkiniiranakatta He did not like her manner of speech.

hitonoふりfuri見てmite我がwagaふりfuri直せnaose Learn wisdom from the faults of others.

watashihakareno言っているitteirukotogaわからないwakaranaiふりfuriwoしたshita I pretended not to understand what he was saying.



  • starting point; beginning; outset
  • drawing (e.g. of a bill); issuing; draft; draught
  • shaking out
  • throw (of dice); toss
  • infusion - abbreviation 振り出し薬

振り出しfuridashini戻ってmodotteそのsono授業jugyouwoまたmata取らtoraなければならないnakerebanaranai I will be back to square one and have to take the classes over.

振り出しfuridashini戻ってmodotteしまったshimatta We were back to square one.

ふりかえるfurikaeru Inflection

godan ~る verb / intransitive verb:

  • to turn head; to look over one's shoulder; to turn around; to look back

godan ~る verb / transitive:

  • to think back (on); to reminisce; to look back (on); to reflect (on)

karehawatashini後ろushirowo振り返るfurikaerunato言ったitta He told me not to look behind.



  • transfer; switching over; change
  • money transfer (usu. between accounts held by the same person)
  • postal transfer - abbreviation 郵便振替

ですからdesukara私たちwatashitachiha社員shainga現金genkinではなくdehanakuエレクトロニクスEREKUTORONIKUSUによるniyoru振替furikaedeお金okanewo受け取るuketoruようyou説得settokuni努めているtsutometeiruのですnodesu Therefore, we try to persuade people not to have cash, to have money electronically transferred.

ふりまわすfurimawasu Inflection

godan ~す verb / transitive:

  • to wield; to brandish; to flourish; to wave (about); to swing
  • to display (one's knowledge); to show off
  • to abuse (one's power)
  • to manipulate someone

そのようにsonoyouni刃物hamonowo振り回すfurimawasuことkotoha危険kikenda It is dangerous to wield an edged tool in such a way.

ふりつけfuritsuke Inflection

noun / ~する noun:

  • choreography; dance composition; dance coaching

振り付けfuritsukehaとてもtotemoシンプルSHINPURUda The choreography is quite simple.



  • payment made via bank deposit transfer
  • discarding a tile that becomes another player's winning tile - Mahjong term 振り込む

銀行ginkou振込furikomideo支払いshiharaiしますshimasu We will make the payment by bank transfer.

ふりむくfurimuku Inflection

godan ~く verb:

  • to turn one's face; to turn around; to look over one's shoulder

彼女kanojoga振り向くfurimukuto誰かdarekaga彼女のkanojonoあとatowoつけてtsuketeきているkiteirunogaわかったwakatta She turned around and saw someone was following her.



ふりこむfurikomu Inflection

godan ~む verb / transitive:

  • to make a payment via bank deposit transfer
  • to discard another player's winning tile - Mahjong term
ふりきるfurikiru Inflection

godan ~る verb / transitive:

  • to shake off; to shake free from
  • to swing completely (bat, club, etc.); to take a full swing
  • to break off from (pursuer); to pull away
  • to reject (request); to ignore


  • pendulum

大きなookina振り子furiko時計tokeinokanenootowo聞くkikunoga大好きdaisukinanですdesu I love to hear a grandfather clock chime.



  • behavior; behaviour; conduct

よくもまあyokumomaaそんなsonna振舞いfurumaigaできるdekiruもんmonda How dare you behave like that!



  • amplitude - Physics term

周波数shuuhasuuno平均値heikinchiha振幅shinpukuno増大zoudainiしたがってshitagatte減じるgenjiru The mean value of the frequency decreases with increasing amplitude.

ふりあげるfuriageru Inflection

ichidan verb / transitive:

  • to raise overhead


  • divide; parting; separating; distribution
  • carrying two bundles tied together over one's shoulder
  • hair parted in the middle - abbreviation 振り分け髪
ふりだすfuridasu Inflection

godan ~す verb / transitive:

  • to shake out
  • to draw a check (bill, draft, etc.); to issue (e.g. money order)
  • to infuse (e.g. in hot water)

小切手kogittehaABCABCshaあてateni支払われるshiharawareruようにyouni振り出してfuridashiteくださいkudasai Checks should be made payable to the ABC Company.

ふりかえるfurikaeru Inflection

ichidan verb / transitive:

  • to change (e.g. a bill); to transfer (e.g. money); to switch over; to move over
ふりしぼるfurishiboru Inflection

godan ~る verb / transitive:

  • to muster (one's strength)
  • to strain (e.g. one's voice)

私たちwatashitachihakoewo振り絞ってfurishibotte助けtasukewo求めたmotometa We shouted for help at the tops of our voices.

ふりかざすfurikazasu Inflection

godan ~す verb / transitive:

  • to raise (esp. overhead); to brandish (e.g. sword); to flourish
  • to wield (e.g. power, authority); to proclaim one's principles

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