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?

Kanji definition:

ブンBUNモンMONki.kuこえるki.koeru

hear; ask; listen

Strokes:
14
Radical:
耳 ear
SKIP:
3-8-6
UTF:
805e
JIS208:
42-25
Hangul:
문 [mun]
Pinyin:
wén / wèn
Stroke order:
Example words:
新聞しんぶんshinbun
newspaper
聞かすきかすkikasu
to let (someone) hear; to tell (e.g. a story); to inform (of); / to make (someone) listen; to make (someone) understand; to drum into (someone); / to grip (someone) with skilful singing, storytelling, etc.; to hold (someone) enchanted by
新聞社しんぶんしゃshinbunsha
newspaper company
聞き手ききてkikite
hearer; listener; audience; / interviewer; questioner
新聞紙しんぶんしshinbunshi
newsprint; newspaper used for wrapping, packing, etc.; / newspaper

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