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ひくhiku Inflection

godan ~く verb / transitive:

  • to pull; to tug; to lead (e.g. a horse)
  • to draw (attention, sympathy, etc.); to attract (e.g. interest) 惹く【ひく】注意を引く
  • to draw back (e.g. one's hand); to draw in (one's chin, stomach, etc.); to pull in
  • to draw (a card, mahjong tile, etc.)
  • to draw (a line, plan, etc.) 図面を引く
  • to catch (a cold) 風邪を引く
  • to play (a stringed or keyboard instrument) 弾く【ひく】
  • to look up (e.g. a dictionary); to consult 辞書を引く
  • to haul; to pull (vehicles) - esp. 牽く
  • to subtract; to deduct
  • to recede; to ebb; to fade
  • to be descend from; to inherit (a characteristic)
  • to quote; to cite; to raise (as evidence)
  • to lay on (electricity, gas, etc.); to install (e.g. a telephone); to supply (e.g. water)
  • to hold (e.g. a note)
  • to apply (e.g. lipstick); to oil (e.g. a pan); to wax (e.g. a floor)

godan ~く verb / intransitive verb:

あんなannahonみたらmitaraフツーのFUTSUUnoonnaha引くhikuもんmonna Obviously a normal woman would lose interest if she saw a book like that!

定規jougiha直線chokusenwo引くhikuのにnoni役立つyakudatsu A ruler helps one to draw a straight line.

ジョンJONhaギターGITAAwo引くhikuことができませんkotogadekimasen John can't play the guitar.

初めてhajimeteno単語tangowo辞書jishodeひくhikunohaよいyoi習慣shuukanであるdearu It is a good habit to look up new words in a dictionary.

10からkarawo引くhikuto、8残るnokoru Two from ten leaves eight.

はれharega引くhikuまでmade何日くらいkuraiかかりますkakarimasuka How many days will it take until the swelling goes down?

けんいんken'in Inflection

noun / ~する noun:

  • traction; towing; hauling; pulling; drawing
  • driving (e.g. economic growth)

オープンOOPUNソースSOOSUha技術gijutsu革新kakushinwo牽引ken'inするsuru動力douryokudeあるaru Open source is the engine that drives technological innovation.



  • tractor; towing vehicle
  • driving force; leading role


  • pulling power
けんきょうkenkyou Inflection

noun / ~する noun:

  • distortion of facts


  • diversionary operations - four character idiom
けんきょうふかいkenkyoufukai Inflection

~の noun / noun / ~する noun:

  • farfetched (argument, opinion); forced (sense, view); strained (interpretation); distorted - four character idiom
けんせいkensei Inflection

noun / ~する noun:

  • check; restraint; constraint; diversion; feint; screen


  • pickoff attempt; throw to check a runner - Baseball term


  • restraint; being exclusively absorbed in something
けんれんkenren Inflection

noun / ~する noun:

  • related to




  • leading force; driving force; leader


  • traction therapy


  • Altair (star in the constellation Aquila); Alpha Aquilae - Astronomy term アルタイル

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