見える

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term

Grade: 1
kun’yomi

Etymology[edit]

From classical () (miyu), from () (miru, to see) + (-yu, potential/passive suffix).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Tokyo pitch accent of conjugated forms of "見える"
Source: Online Japanese Accent Dictionary
Stem forms
Terminal (終止形)
Attributive (連体形)
見える [mìéꜜrù]
Imperative (命令形) 見えろ [mìéꜜrò]
Key constructions
Passive 見えられる えられ [mìéráréꜜrù]
Causative 見えさせる えさせ [mìésáséꜜrù]
Potential - - -
Volitional 見えよう えよ [mìéyóꜜò]
Negative 見えない ない [mìéꜜnàì]
Negative perfective 見えなかった なかった [mìéꜜnàkàttà]
Formal 見えます えま [mìémáꜜsù]
Perfective 見えた えた [míꜜètà]
Conjunctive 見えて えて [míꜜètè]
Hypothetical conditional 見えれば れば [mìéꜜrèbà]

Verb[edit]

()える (mieruichidan (stem () (mie), past ()えた (mieta))

Japanese verb pair
causative ()せる
active ()
mediopassive ()える
  1. (dated) to be seen; to be found
    • 1905, 成川揆, A telegram from Shinano Maru
      (てき)(だい)()(かん)(たい)()
      Teki no daini kantai miyu
      Enemy's second fleet is spotted.
  2. (having seeing ability): able to see (ja: 目見える、目見える)
    (あに)眼鏡無(めがねな)しでもはっきり()える
    Ani wa megane nashi de mo hakkiri mieru.
    My elder brother is able to see something distinctly without glasses.
  3. (within sight): visible (ja: 目見える)
    (みず)無色(むしょく)だが()える
    Mizu wa mushoku da ga mieru.
    Water is colorless but visible.
  4. (easily predictable): apparent (ja: 目見える)
    この時点(じてん)結果(けっか)()える
    Kono jiten de kekka ga mieru.
    The result is apparent at this circumstance.
  5. (appear likely): seem
    (かれ)及第(きゅうだい)するように()える
    Kare wa kyūdai suru yō ni mieru.
    He seems to succeed.

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References[edit]

  • 2002, Ineko Kondō; Fumi Takano; Mary E Althaus; et. al., Shogakukan Progressive Japanese-English Dictionary, Third Edition, Tokyo: Shōgakukan, →ISBN.