明ける

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Japanese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Kanji in this term

Grade: 2
kun’yomi

Cognate with Japanese  ()ける (akeru, to open) and  ()ける (akeru, to empty).

Verb[edit]

明ける (intransitive, hiragana あける, rōmaji akeru)

Japanese verb pair
active 明かす
mediopassive 明ける
  1. to dawn; to break into daylight
    Antonym: 暮れる
     (よる ) ( あ)ける。
    Yoru ga akeru.
    Dawn breaks.
  2. to begin; to open (as an event or season)
     ()けましておめでとう
    akemashite omedetō
    Congratulations, (the New Year) is beginning.
  3. to end; to be over
    梅雨 (つゆ ) ( あ)けた。
    Tsuyu ga aketa.
    Rainy season ended.

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