行く

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term

Grade: 2
kun’yomi
Alternative spelling 往く
Kanji in this term

Grade: 2
kun’yomi
Alternative spelling 往く

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Japanese, from Proto-Japonic *eku. Cognate with Okinawan 行ちゅん (いちゅん, ichun), Miyako 行きぃ (いきぃ, iksï).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Tokyo pitch accent of conjugated forms of "行く"
Source: Online Japanese Accent Dictionary
Stem forms
Terminal (終止形)
Attributive (連体形)
行く [ìkú]
Imperative (命令形) 行け [ìké]
Key constructions
Passive 行かれる かれる [ìkárérú]
Causative 行かせる かせる [ìkásérú]
Potential 行ける ける [ìkérú]
Volitional 行こう [ìkóꜜò]
Negative 行かない かない [ìkánáí]
Negative perfective 行かなかった かなかった [ìkánáꜜkàttà]
Formal 行きます きま [ìkímáꜜsù]
Perfective 行った った [ìttá]
Conjunctive 行って って [ìtté]
Hypothetical conditional 行けば [ìkéꜜbà]

Verb[edit]

() or () (iku or yuku) (intransitive, godan conjugation, stem () (iki), past ()った (itta))

  1. to go; to come to your place
    (かれ)(きょう)()()っていたようだ。
    Kare wa Kyōto ni itte ita yō da.
    He seems to have been to Kyoto.
    (およ)ぎに()ってもいい?
    Oyogi ni itte mo ii?
    May I go swimming?
    (いま)()よ!
    Ima iku yo!
    I'm coming!
    もうこんな()(かん)そろそろ()かなきゃ
    Mō konna jikan! Sorosoro ikanakya.
    Will you look at the time! I've got to get going.
  2. to (a letter) be delivered
  3. to depart
    ゆく(とし)くる(とし)
    Yuku toshi kuru toshi.
    A year departing and a year coming.
  4. () to age
    (かれ)(とし)()っている。
    Kare wa toshi ga itte iru.
    He is old.
  5. (うまく) to go well
    そう(まい)()( もの)(ごと)はうまく()かない
    Sō maido monogoto wa umaku ikanai.
    Not every time do things go well.
  6. (slang) to have an orgasm, to come, to cum

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References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1974, 新明解国語辞典 (Shin Meikai Kokugo Jiten), Second Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō