向かい合う

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term

Grade: 3

Grade: 2
kun'yomi

Etymology[edit]

Compound of the terms 向かう (mukau, direction) and the term 合う (au, combine).

Verb[edit]

向かい合う ‎(intransitive, ichidan conjugation, hiragana むかいあう, romaji mukaiau)

  1. to be opposite; to face one another; to confront
    ゴールは (まち)のはずれに ()かい ()ように ()かれていたのです。
    Gōru wa machi no hazure ni mukaiau yō ni okareteita no desu.
    The goals were placed at the opposite ends of the town.
    二人 (ふたり) (おとこ) ()かい ()った
    Futari no otoko ga mukaiatta.
    The two men faced each other.
    その警察官 (けいさつかん) (おこ)っている群集 (ぐんしゅう) ()かい ()った
    Sono keisatsukan wa okotteiru gunshū to mukaiatta.
    That policeman was confronted by the angry mob.