似る

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term

Grade: 5
kun'yomi

Verb[edit]

似る ‎(transitive, ichidan conjugation, hiragana にる, romaji niru)

  1. to resemble, look like
    あの (ひと)は、 (むかし)彼氏 (かれし) ()ている。
    Ano hito wa, mukashi no kareshi ni niteiru.
    That man looks like my ex-boyfriend.
  2. to be similar to
    • 1906, Natsume Sōseki, Botchan:
      人間 (にんげん)大概 (たいがい) ()もんだ。
      Ningen wa taigai nita mon da.
      Men are generally alike.

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