見える

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term

Grade: 1
kun'yomi

Etymology[edit]

From lower bigrade 見ゆ. miyu → miyuru → miyeru → mieru The irrealis of 見る (miru, see) mi + "(grammar) potential".

Verb[edit]

見える (ichidan conjugation, hiragana みえる, romaji mieru)

  1. (having seeing ability): able to see (ja: 目見える、目見える)
    兄は眼鏡無しでもはっきり見える
    My elder brother is able to see something distinctly without glasses.
  2. (within sight): visible (ja: 目見える)
    水は無色だが見える
    Water is colorless but visible.
  3. (easily predictable): apparent (ja: 目見える)
    この時点で結果が見える
    The result is apparent at this circumstance.
  4. (appear likely): seem
    彼は及第するように見える
    He seems to succeed.

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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.