生きる

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Grade: 1
kun’yomi

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生きる (intransitive, ichidan conjugation, hiragana いきる, rōmaji ikiru)

  1. to live; to exist
    キムはまだ ()きていた。
    Kimu wa mada ikiteita.
    Kim was still alive.
    世界平和 (せかいへいわ)のために ()きる
    Sekai heiwa no tame ni ikiru
    live for the sake of world peace
     (なん) (びょう)とともに ()きる
    Nanbyō to tomo ni ikiru
    to live with an incurable disease
     () ()ばかりか (そう) () ()さえ ()きている。
    Sofu bakari ka, sōsofu sae ikiteiru.
    Not only is my grandfather living but my great-grandfather as well.

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  1. ^ 1974, 新明解国語辞典 (Shin Meikai Kokugo Jiten), Second Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō