亡くなる

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
Grade: 6

Etymology[edit]

The adverbial -く (-ku) form of adjective 無い (nai, not, missing, not present) + verb なる (naru, to become): literally, "to become not, to become nonexistent".

The spelling of the na- root of nai and naku naru is reserved for the meaning of "dead, gone".

Verb[edit]

亡くなる (intransitive, godan conjugation, hiragana なくなる, romaji naku naru)

  1. to die

Synonyms[edit]