食べる

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term

Grade: 2
kun'yomi

Etymology[edit]

From earlier consonant stem tab-; became vowel stem tabe- when the conclusive was overtaken by the attributive form which ultimately resulted in the shift from lower bigrade to lower monograde conjugation class. From tab- (receive).

Verb[edit]

食べる (ichidan conjugation, hiragana たべる, romaji taberu)

  1. to eat
    今日 (きょう)は、寿司 (すし) ()べに銀座 (ぎんざ) ()きます。
    kyō wa, sushi o tabe ni ginza ni ikimasu.
    I'll go to Ginza today to eat sushi.
     (はし) ()べます。
    hashi de tabemasu.
    I eat with chopsticks.
  2. (archaic, humble) to eat or drink
    • 16031604: Nippo Jisho (page 594)
      Tabe, uru, eta. タベ, ブル, ベタ (食べ, ぶる, べた) 食う, または, 飲む.

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