呼ぶ

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term

Grade: 6
kun'yomi

Verb[edit]

呼ぶ (transitive, godan conjugation, hiragana よぶ, romaji yobu)

  1. to call; to call out
  2. to call, to apply a name to someone
    • 1914, 夏目漱石, こころ:
       (わたし)はその (ひと) (つね)先生 (せんせい) ()んでいた。
      watashi wa sono hito o tsune ni sensei to yonde ita.
      I always called him "teacher."
  3. to send for someone, to call for someone, to get someone
    • 1926, 松本泰, 日蔭の街:
       (はや)く、何卒 (なにとぞ)、タクシーを ()んで (くだ)さい。
      hayaku, nanitozo, takushī o yonde kudasai.
      Please hurry up and hail a taxi.
  4. to call something by a name; to designate
    • 1910, 有島武郎, 二つの道:
       (ひと)はいろいろな ()によってこの (ふた)つの (みち) ()んでいる。
      hito wa iroiro na na ni yotte kono futatsu no michi o yonde iru.
      People know these two paths by many names.
  5. to invite

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References[edit]

  • 2002, Ineko Kondō; Fumi Takano; Mary E Althaus; et. al., Shogakukan Progressive Japanese-English Dictionary, Third Edition, Tokyo: Shōgakkan, ISBN 4095102535.