引く

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
Grade: 2

Verb[edit]

引く (transitive and intransitive, godan conjugation, hiragana ひく, romaji hiku)

  1. (transitive) pull (something toward oneself)
  2. (transitive) pull (along); drag; drag along; bring along while going somewhere
  3. (transitive) bring (people) in; bring together
  4. (transitive) attract (someone's) attention
  5. (transitive) pull out; stretch; spread (something over a surface or a distance)
  6. (transitive) subtract; take away
    6から4を引くと2になる。
    Subtract 4 from 6 and you get 2.
  7. (transitive) (of an illness) catch
    風邪引いた
    かぜをひいた
    kaze o hiita.
    I caught a cold.
  8. (transitive) (of a stringed instrument; also see 弾く) play
  9. (intransitive) pull out; pull back; withdraw; retreat

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引く (hiragana ひく, romaji hiku)

  1. (mathematics) minus (subtraction)
    12引く6は6だ。
    12 minus 6 is 6.

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