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きくkiku Inflection

godan ~く verb / transitive:

  • to hear
  • to listen (e.g. to music) - usu. 聴く
  • to ask; to enquire; to query - 聴く is more formal
  • to learn of; to hear about
  • to follow (advice); to comply with
  • to smell (esp. incense); to sample fragrance 聞く・聴く 香を聞く

あのanoutawo聴くkikuto必ずkanarazu高校koukou時代jidaiwo思い出すomoidasu I never hear that song without remembering my high school days.

彼等kareraにはniha音楽ongakuwo聴くkikumimigaないnai They don't have an ear for music.

なんでnande聞くkikuno Why do you ask?

きこえるkikoeruirr.irr. Inflection

ichidan verb / intransitive verb:

  • to be heard; to be audible
  • to be said to be; to be reputed

あらaraよくyoku聞こえるkikoeru Oh, I can hear you clearly.



  • listening comprehension; aural comprehension
  • hearing what others say; gathering information, opinions, etc.; public hearing ヒヤリング
きかすkikasu Inflection

godan ~す verb / transitive:

  • to let (someone) hear; to tell (e.g. a story); to inform (of) 聞かせる
  • to make (someone) listen; to make (someone) understand; to drum into (someone) 聞かせる
  • to grip (someone) with skilful singing, storytelling, etc.; to hold (someone) enchanted by 聞かせる


  • hearer; listener; audience 話し手
  • interviewer; questioner
ききがきkikigaki Inflection

noun / ~する noun:

  • writing down what one hears; account of what one hears
ききとるkikitoru Inflection

godan ~る verb / transitive:

  • to catch (a person's words); to make out; to follow; to understand
  • to find out by asking
ききながすkikinagasu Inflection

godan ~す verb / transitive:

  • to ignore
ききじょうずkikijouzu Inflection

adjectival noun / noun:

  • good listener

hitowo動かすugokasu秘訣hiketsuha話しhanashi上手jouzuであるdearuことkotoよりyori聞き上手kikijouzuであるdearuことkotoniあるaru The secret of influencing people lies not so much in being a good talker as in being a good listener.

ききかえすkikikaesu Inflection

godan ~す verb / transitive:

  • to listen repeatedly; to listen again
  • to ask a question in return
  • to ask again; to ask for a repeated explanation
ききだすkikidasu Inflection

godan ~す verb / transitive:

  • to get information out of a person
  • to begin listening

トムTOMUhaついにtsuiniメアリーMEARIIからkara本音honnewoなんとかnantoka聞きだすkikidasuことkotogaできdekita Tom finally managed to get Mary's true opinion out of her.



  • getting information (esp. by interviewing witnesses, etc. in a police investigation)


  • (police) legwork; house-to-house inquiry; canvassing; investigation carried out by questioning neighbours, bystanders, etc.
ききいるkikiiru Inflection

godan ~る verb:

  • to listen attentively to; to be lost in

そのうちsonouchiペンPENgateからkara滑り落ちてsuberiochiteしまいshimaiただtada聞き入るkikiiruだけdakeでしたdeshita Then the pen fell from my hand and I just listened.



  • being able to hear something (clearly); clearness of a sound; reception (e.g. of a radio station)
  • reputation; renown; fame; hearsay
  • impression (that something gives off); respectability
  • sonority - Linguistics term


  • listener's role


  • sake tasting; wine tasting
ききなれるkikinareru Inflection

ichidan verb / transitive:

  • to get used to hearing
ききなおすkikinaosu Inflection

godan ~す verb / transitive:

  • to listen again; to ask again
ききおぼえがあるkikioboegaaru Inflection

expression / godan ~る verb (irregular):

  • to have heard somewhere; to sound familiar


きこえよがしkikoeyogashi Inflection

noun / adjectival noun:

  • bad-mouthing someone so as to be deliberately overheard; intentionally letting someone hear insults or sarcasm regarding them
きけるkikeru Inflection

ichidan verb / transitive:

  • to tell - archaism

gakenoueからkara叫べばsakebeba自分jibunnokoenoこだまkodamaga聞けるkikeruyo If you shout from the top of a cliff, you can hear the echo of your voice.



  • way of hearing; way a spoken statement is taken; way of asking
ききなすkikinasu Inflection

godan ~す verb / transitive:

  • to consider

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