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, romaji 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. (lit. A small hole is opening on her shirt.)
  2. to begin (Can we add an example for this sense?)
Usage notes[edit]

The passive, causative, and volitional of あく are never used.

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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, romaji 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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