舞う

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term

Grade: S
kun'yomi

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

舞う ‎(intransitive, godan conjugation, hiragana まう, romaji mau, historical hiragana まふ)

  1. dance
  2. twirl
  3. to pass through the air in a smooth way
     (かぜ) () (はな)びら
    kaze ni mau hanabira
    flower petals blowing in the wind

Usage notes[edit]

This word primarily refers to whirling dances, as opposed to 踊る ‎(おどる, odoru) which primarily refers to hopping dances.

Conjugation[edit]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9
  2. 2.0 2.1 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, ISBN 978-4-14-011112-3