書く

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term

Grade: 2
kun'yomi

Etymology[edit]

Cognate with kaku (scratch). Letters were originally scratched or carved in to wood in order to write.

Verb[edit]

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

  1. write; record (words, figures) on the surface of (something)
    昨日チェンさんは図書館レポート書いていました
    きのうチェンさんはとしょかんレポートかいていました
    Kinō Chen-san wa toshokan de repōto o kaite imashita.
    Mr. Chen was writing a report at the library yesterday.
  2. compose; put (an idea, etc) into words

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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.