会う

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Kanji in this term

Grade: 2
kun’yomi

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会う (shinjitai kanji, kyūjitai kanji 會う, intransitive, godan conjugation, hiragana あう, rōmaji au, historical hiragana あふ)

  1. to meet with, see, meet again or for the first time
    • 1923, 夢野久作, 約束:
      「ある (ひと) (はし) (した)友達 (ともだち) ()約束 (やくそく)をして ()っていた。
      “Aru hito ga hashi no shita de tomodachi ni au yakusoku o shite matte ita.
      This person had arranged to meet their friend under a bridge and was waiting for them there.
  2. to come across, meet by accident, bump into
    • 1929, 小林多喜二, 不在地主:
       (だれ)とも (みち) ()わねばええな。
      “Dare to mo michi de awaneba ē na.
      Let's hope you don't bump into anyone on the road.
  3. to gather, to come together
  4. to receive guests etc.

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