聞く

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Kanji in this term
き(く)
Grade: 2
kun'yomi

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聞く (transitive, godan conjugation, hiragana きく, romaji kiku)

  1. hear, listen
     (わたし)はどこかでオオカミが ()えるのを ()いた
    Watashi wa dokoka de ōkami ga hoeru no o kiita.
    I heard wolves barking somewhere.
     (わたし)はその (きょく)をラジオで ()いた
    Watashi wa sono kyoku o rajio de kīta.
    I listened to that song on the radio.
  2. to ask a question
     (みち) (まよ)った (かれ)は、 (わたし) ()いた
    Michi ni mayotta kare wa,watashi ni kiita.
    Since he was lost he asked me the way.
  3. to smell, sniff
    香を聞く

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  1. ^ 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, ISBN 978-4-14-011112-3