殺す

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
ころ
Grade: 5
kun’yomi
Alternative spelling
殺す (kyūjitai)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Tokyo pitch accent of conjugated forms of "殺す"
Source: Online Japanese Accent Dictionary
Stem forms
Terminal (終止形)
Attributive (連体形)
殺す ろす [kòrósú]
Imperative (命令形) 殺せ ろせ [kòrósé]
Key constructions
Passive 殺される ろされる [kòrósárérú]
Causative 殺させる ろさせる [kòrósásérú]
Potential 殺せる ろせる [kòrósérú]
Volitional 殺そう ろそ [kòrósóꜜò]
Negative 殺さない ろさない [kòrósánáí]
Negative perfective 殺さなかった ろさなかった [kòrósánáꜜkàttà]
Formal 殺します ろしま [kòróshímáꜜsù]
Perfective 殺した ろした [kòróshítá]
Conjunctive 殺して ろして [kòróshíté]
Hypothetical conditional 殺せば ろせ [kòróséꜜbà]

Verb[edit]

(ころ) (korosugodan (stem (ころ) (koroshi), past (ころ)した (koroshita))

  1. to kill, to put to death
    • 1984 November 15, Murakami, Motoka, “鹿()()(シマ)()()たちの(まき) [The He-Men of Kagoshima]”, in ()()()(けん) [Musashi’s Sword], volume 17 (fiction), Tokyo: Shogakukan, →ISBN, page 18:
      よし! さっそくおめたちと(けい)()さしたい!それがオレからの(へん)(れい)だ!この(なつ)()()()()(ころ)せるもんなら(ころ)してみろ
      Yoshi! Sassoku ome-tachi to keiko sa shitai! Sore ga ore kara no henrei da! Kono Natsuki Musashi koroseru mon nara koroshite miro!
      Alright! I’ll practice with all of you at once! Consider that my thank-you for welcomin’ me! If any of you think you can destroy me, Natsuki Musashi, do give it a go!
      ほんなら(なつ)()ー‼まず(イッ)(バン)にオイと(しょう)()じゃっ‼
      Hon nara Natsukī‼ Mazu ibban ni oi to shōbu ja'‼
      Awrite den, Natsuki‼ Ah’ll be yer first opponent‼
      (literally, “In that case, Natsuki‼ Settle with me first and foremost‼”)
  2. to ruin, to spoil
    地方色(ちほうしょく)(ころ)
    chihōshoku o korosu
    to spoil local colors
  3. to suppress, to stifle
    (こえ)(ころ)
    koe o korosu
    to suppress one's voice → to speak under one's breath
    感情(かんじょう)(ころ)
    kanjō o korosu
    to suppress one's emotions

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References[edit]

  1. ^ 1974, 新明解国語辞典 (Shin Meikai Kokugo Jiten), Second Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō
  2. ^ 1960, Tetsuo Hirayama (平山輝男, editor), 全国アクセント辞典 (Zenkoku Akusento Jiten, Nationwide Accent Dictionary), (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Tōkyōdō, →ISBN
  • 2002, Ineko Kondō; Fumi Takano; Mary E Althaus; et. al., Shogakukan Progressive Japanese-English Dictionary, Third Edition, Tokyo: Shōgakukan, →ISBN.