降りる

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term

Grade: 6
kun'yomi

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

降りる ‎(ichidan conjugation, hiragana おりる, romaji oriru)

  1. get off, disembark
  2. descend, go down
  3. step down, retire
  4. give up, quit

Usage notes[edit]

The kanji usage of 降りる versus 下りる (both pronounced おりる and with very similar meanings of “to lower (oneself)”) is somewhat delicate.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9