描く

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
Grade: S

Etymology 1[edit]

Verb[edit]

描く (transitive, godan conjugation, hiragana かく, romaji kaku)

  1. to paint; to draw
  2. to picture; to portray; to depict

Etymology 2[edit]

wegaku > egaku. Compound of we (picture) and kaku (write). Literally "to write a picture", ie, "to draw". kaku voices to gaku due to compounding.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

描く (transitive, godan conjugation, hiragana えがく, historical hiragana ゑがく, romaji egaku)

  1. to paint; to draw
  2. to picture; to portray; to depict
  3. to imagine
Conjugation[edit]