見る

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Etymology[edit]

Kanji in this term

Grade: 1
kun’yomi

From Proto-Japonic *miru. Cognate with (me, eye).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Tokyo pitch accent of conjugated forms of "見る"
Source: Online Japanese Accent Dictionary
Stem forms
Terminal (終止形)
Attributive (連体形)
見る [míꜜrù]
Imperative (命令形) 見ろ [míꜜrò]
Key constructions
Passive 見られる られ [mìráréꜜrù]
Causative 見させる させ [mìsáséꜜrù]
Potential 見られる られ [mìráréꜜrù]
Volitional 見よう [mìyóꜜò]
Negative 見ない ない [míꜜnàì]
Negative perfective 見なかった なかった [míꜜnàkàttà]
Formal 見ます [mìmáꜜsù]
Perfective 見た [míꜜtà]
Conjunctive 見て [míꜜtè]
Hypothetical conditional 見れば れば [míꜜrèbà]

Verb[edit]

() (mirutransitive ichidan (stem () (mi), past () (mita))

Japanese verb pair
causative ()せる
active ()
mediopassive ()える
  1. to see, to watch, to observe, to look at something
    • (まつ)(もと)……あたしを()……あたしの(かお)をよーく()……あたしの()()……あたしの(くち)()……()(おぼ)えないかい?……あんたが(ころ)した(だれ)かに……()てないかい!
      Matsumoto…… Atashi o mite…… Atashi no kao o yōku mite…… Atashi no me o mite…… Atashi no kuchi o mite…… Mioboe nai kai? …… Anta ga koroshita dare ka ni…… nite nai kai!
      Matsumoto…… Look at me…… Take a good look at my face…… My eyes…… My mouth…… Don’t I look familiar to you?…… Like someone…… you murdered⁉
  2. to look over, to examine, to judge
  3. to take care of, to look after, to keep an eye on somebody
  4. to view something, like paintings, flowers or a movie
    映画(えいが)()()
    eiga o mi ni iku
    to go see a movie
    あの(かん)(とく)(えい)()()ことはありません。
    Ano kantoku no eiga o mita koto wa arimasen.
    I haven't seen any of that director's movies before.
  5. (usually after the te form of a verb) to try (written in hiragana in this sense)
    納豆(なっとう)()べてみませんか。
    Nattō o tabete mimasen ka.
    Why not try [to eat] natto?

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References[edit]

  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