遊ぶ

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
あそ
Grade: 3
kun’yomi

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

遊ぶ (intransitive, hiragana あそぶ, rōmaji asobu)

  1. play, amuse oneself, enjoy oneself
  2. spend one's time idle, do nothing
  3. for an item not to be in use, be spare or idle

Usage notes[edit]

Unlike "play" in English, this term is applied to both children and adults. (This leads to usage errors such as "I enjoy playing with my girlfriend on weekends.") It is used broadly for any enjoyable activity such as socializing.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ 1974, 新明解国語辞典 (Shin Meikai Kokugo Jiten), Second Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō
  2. ^ 2002, 京阪系アクセント辞典 (A Dictionary of Tone on Words of the Keihan-type Dialects) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Bensei, →ISBN
  • 2002, Ineko Kondō; Fumi Takano; Mary E Althaus; et. al., Shogakukan Progressive Japanese-English Dictionary, Third Edition, Tokyo: Shōgakukan, →ISBN.