開く

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Japanese[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Kanji in this term

Grade: 3
kun’yomi

Verb[edit]

開く (intransitive, godan conjugation, hiragana あく, rōmaji aku)

  1. to open
    彼女 (かのじょ)のシャツに (ちい)さな (あな) ()いています
    Kanojo no shatsu ni chīsana ana ga aiteimasu.
    There is a small hole on her shirt.
    (literally, “A small hole is opening on her shirt.”)
  2. to begin
    (Can we add an example for this sense?)
Conjugation[edit]
  • The passive, causative, and volitional forms are never used.

Etymology 2[edit]

Kanji in this term
ひら
Grade: 3
kun’yomi

Verb[edit]

開く (transitive and intransitive, godan conjugation, hiragana ひらく, rōmaji hiraku)

  1. to open, lift, uncover, unpack
    開く。
    [something]ひらく。
    [something]ga hiraku.
    [something] opens.
    開く。
    [someone][something]ひらく。
    [someone] ga [something] o hiraku.
    [someone] opens [something].
  2. to bloom
  3. to start, open (a store)
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