合う

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term

Grade: 2
kun’yomi

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Tokyo pitch accent of conjugated forms of "合う"
Source: Online Japanese Accent Dictionary
Stem forms
Terminal (終止形)
Attributive (連体形)
合う [áꜜù]
Imperative (命令形) 合え [áꜜè]
Key constructions
Passive 合われる われ [àwáréꜜrù]
Causative 合わせる わせ [àwáséꜜrù]
Potential - - -
Volitional 合おう [àóꜜò]
Negative 合わない ない [àwáꜜnàì]
Negative perfective 合わなかった なかった [àwáꜜnàkàttà]
Formal 合います いま [àímáꜜsù]
Perfective 合った った [áꜜttà]
Conjunctive 合って って [áꜜttè]
Hypothetical conditional 合えば えば [áꜜèbà]

Verb[edit]

合う (intransitive, godan conjugation, hiragana あう, rōmaji au, historical hiragana あふ)

  1. to match; to fit; to agree
    イメージ ()わない
    imēji ni awanai
    does not match with one's personal image
     (ちゅう) () (りょう) () ()デザート
    chūka ryōri ni au dezāto
    dessert that pairs with Chinese food
     (ひと) (はなし) ()
    hito to hanashi ga au
    to be on the same wavelength with someone
    (literally, “the conversation with someone corresponds”)
     (くつ)サイズ ()わない
    kutsu no saizu ga awanai
    shoes are the wrong size
  2. to be proper
  3. (suffix) together; with each other
     (ちか) ()
    chikaiau
    to promise to each other
     ()つめあう
    mitsumeau
    to stare into each other's eyes
     (つう) ()
    tsūjiau
    to be reciprocally understood
     (たが)民族 (みんぞく) (すぐ) (せい) (しつ) (こう) () (ぶん) () (しょう) (さん) ()[1]
    o-tagai no minzoku no sugureta seishitsu ya kōki na bunka o shōsan shiau
    praise the excellency and refined quality of the cultures of each other's peoples

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