Last modified on 23 June 2014, at 01:42

急ぐ

JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
Grade: 3

Etymology 1Edit

From Old Japanese. Derivation unknown. Related to いそいそ (isoiso), possibly also related to 勇む (isamu).

VerbEdit

急ぐ (intransitive, godan conjugation, hiragana いそぐ, romaji isogu)

  1. to hasten or to rush, in order to get something done or to get somewhere

急ぐ (transitive, godan conjugation, hiragana いそぐ, romaji isogu)

  1. to prepare or expedite something
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Etymology 2Edit

From Old Japanese. Derivation unknown. Homophonic with 跨ぐ (matagu, to straddle, to step across), but semantic relationship is unclear; possibly having to do with ideas of striding, i.e. walking quickly.

VerbEdit

急ぐ (intransitive, godan conjugation, hiragana またぐ, romaji matagu)

  1. to be in a hurry, to be hasty
  2. to be impatient
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