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うかべるukaberuirr. Inflection

ichidan verb / transitive:

  • to float; to set afloat; to launch
  • to show on one's face (smile, sadness, etc.)
  • to recall; to call to mind; to imagine; to think of
うかぶukabuoldold Inflection

godan ~ぶ verb:

  • to float; to be suspended
  • to rise to surface
  • to come to mind; to have inspiration

sorani浮かぶukabukumoga美しいutsukushii The clouds floating in the sky are beautiful.

彼女kanojohaそのsonoアイデアAIDEAga浮かぶukabutoすぐにsuguni実行に移したjikkouniutsushita No sooner had the idea occurred to her than she put it into action.

うくuku Inflection

godan ~く verb / intransitive verb:

  • to float
  • to become merry; to be cheerful 浮かぬ顔
  • to become loose; to become unsteady
  • to feel out of it; to be cut off (e.g. from those around you); to feel out of place - colloquialism
  • to be frivolous; to be uncertain
  • to have (time, money, etc.) left over; to be saved (e.g. money)
  • to have no basis; to be unreliable

aburahamizuni浮くuku性質seishitsugaあるaru Oil floats on water.

うわきuwakiold Inflection

noun / adjectival noun / ~する noun:

  • extramarital sex; affair; fooling around
  • infidelity; wantonness; unfaithfulness; inconstancy; fickleness; caprice

彼女kanojoha上役uwayakuto浮気uwakiwoしているshiteiru She's having an affair with her boss.



  • buoyancy; floating power

塩水ensuinohouga淡水tansuiよりもyorimo浮力furyokuga大きいookii Salt water is more buoyant than fresh water.


noun / ~の noun:

  • relief; embossed carving


  • bringing to the fore; throwing something into relief
ふようfuyou Inflection

noun / ~する noun:

  • floating (e.g. in air, water); floatation; buoyancy; buoying up (e.g. economy)


  • swing vote


  • vagrant; vagabond; tramp

浮浪者furoushaha教会kyoukaideno感謝祭kanshasaino夕食yuushokuwoがつがつgatsugatsu食べたtabeta The tramp gobbled down the Thanksgiving dinner served at the church.

ふじょうfujou Inflection

noun / ~する noun:

  • surfacing; rising to the surface
  • emerging; leaping into prominence
  • rising (of rank)

潜水艦sensuikanha沈んでshizunde二度とnidoto浮上fujouしなかったshinakatta The submarine sank, never to rise again.

うかれるukareru Inflection

ichidan verb / intransitive verb:

  • to make merry; to be festive
うきうきukiukiウキウキUKIUKI Inflection

adverb / ~と adverb / ~する noun:

  • cheerfully; buoyantly; happily; in high spirits

サッカーチームSAKKAACHIIMU全体zentaiga優勝yuushouしてshite浮き浮きukiukiしてたshiteta The whole soccer team was on cloud nine after winning the championship.



  • ukiyoe; ukiyo-e; Edo period woodblock print
うかびあがるukabiagaru Inflection

godan ~る verb / intransitive verb:

  • to rise to the surface
  • to come to the front; to emerge (e.g. from obscurity)
  • to stand out (e.g. against a dark background)
ふゆうfuyuu Inflection

noun / ~する noun:

  • floating; drifting; suspension
  • wandering (about) - archaism


  • floating; buoyancy
  • fishing float; bobber
  • buoy
  • lifebuoy; life belt; float; rubber ring
ふちんfuchin Inflection

noun / ~する noun:

  • floating and sinking; rise and fall; ebb and flow; ups and downs
うきあがるukiagaru Inflection

godan ~る verb / intransitive verb:

  • to float; to rise to the surface
  • to stand out; to be visible
  • to be alienated
うきたつukitatsu Inflection

godan ~つ verb / intransitive verb:

  • to be enlivened; to be exhilarated
うかばれないukabarenai Inflection


  • turning in one's grave; cannot rest in peace


  • fleeting life; this transient world; floating world
  • sad world; world of grief and worry - esp. 憂き世
  • the world of the living; this life; this world; the present world
  • (the world of the) red light districts

浮世ukiyono心配事shinpaigotonoないnaihitohaないnai No one is free from worldly cares.

あなたanataha浮き世ukiyono悩みnayamigaないnaiようなyounakaowoしているshiteiru You look as if you don't have a care in the world.

うかすukasu Inflection

godan ~す verb / transitive:

  • to float
  • to save (on one's expenses); to scrimp
  • to half-rise, e.g. to one's feet 腰を浮かす

三菱mitsubishiさんsanga飲み代nomishirowo浮かすukasuためtameniie飲みnomishiteiますmasu Mr. Mitsubishi is drinking at home to save his drinking money.

うきしずみukishizumi Inflection

noun / ~する noun:

  • ups and downs; bobbing up and down; rising and falling; ebbing and flowing

人生jinseiにはniha浮き沈みukishizumigaつきものtsukimonoda Life is full of ups and downs.

うきでるukideru Inflection

ichidan verb / intransitive verb:

  • to rise to the surface; to surface
  • to stand out (e.g. against a background)
ふどうfudou Inflection

noun / ~する noun / ~の noun:

  • floating

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