開ける

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Etymology 1[edit]

Kanji in this term

Grade: 3
kun’yomi

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開ける (transitive, ichidan conjugation, hiragana あける, rōmaji akeru)

Japanese verb pair
active  ()ける
mediopassive  ()
  1. to open
     (まど) ()けてください。
    Mado o akete kudasai.
    Please open the window.
  2. to make (a hole)
     (おお)ハンマー (かべ) (あな) ()ける
    ōhanmā de kabe ni ana o akeru
    make a hole in the wall with a sledgehammer
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Etymology 2[edit]

Kanji in this term
ひら
Grade: 3
kun’yomi

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開ける (intransitive, ichidan conjugation, hiragana ひらける, rōmaji hirakeru)

Japanese verb pair
active  (ひら)
mediopassive  (ひら)ける
  1. to broaden; to become wide
    • バイパスにはいると (きゅう) (みち) (ひら)ける
      baipasu ni hairu to kyū ni michi ga hirakeru
      The road suddenly becomes wide once entering the bypass
    •  (ちょう) (ぼう) (ひら)ける
      chōbō ga hirakeru
      The view becomes better (broader and further).
  2. to develop; to progress; to improve
    •  (ひら)けた (くに)
      hiraketa kuni
      a civilized country
    •  (こう) (じょう) () (てん)急速 (きゅうそく) (ひら)けた (ちい) ()
      kōjō no iten de kyūsoku ni hiraketa chīki
      This area prospered rapidly after the relocation of the factory.
    •  (うん) (めい) (ひら)ける
      unmei ga hirakeru
      The future becomes hopeful.
  3. (of a person) to be enlightened; to be inspired; (perfect tense) to be sharp or clever
    •  (かれ) (ひら)けた (ひと)である
      kare wa hiraketa hito de aru
      He is a clever man.
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References[edit]

  1. ^ 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.