Japanese

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See also: 合う

Etymology

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Kanji in this term

Grade: 2
kun’yomi
Alternative spellings
會う (kyūjitai)
逢う
遭う
遇う (rare)

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Pronunciation

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  • Tokyo pitch accent of conjugated forms of "会う"
Source: Online Japanese Accent Dictionary
Stem forms
Terminal (終止形)
Attributive (連体形)
会う [áꜜù]
Imperative (命令形) 会え [áꜜè]
Key constructions
Passive 会われる われ [àwáréꜜrù]
Causative 会わせる わせ [àwáséꜜrù]
Potential 会える [àéꜜrù]
Volitional 会おう [àóꜜò]
Negative 会わない ない [àwáꜜnàì]
Negative perfective 会わなかった なかった [àwáꜜnàkàttà]
Formal 会います いま [àímáꜜsù]
Perfective 会った った [áꜜttà]
Conjunctive 会って って [áꜜttè]
Hypothetical conditional 会えば えば [áꜜèbà]

Verb

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() (auあふ (afu)?intransitive godan (stem () (ai), past ()った (atta))

  1. to meet with, see, meet again or for the first time
    ()いたいaitaiI miss you (literally, “I want to meet up [with you again]”)
    ()いたかったんだaitakatta n daI wanted to see [you again]; I'd missed you
    (とも)(だち)()えなくなる
    tomodachi ni aenakunaru
    to become unable to see one's friends
  2. to come across, meet by accident, bump into
    Synonym: 出会う (deau)
  3. to gather, to come together
  4. to receive guests etc.

Conjugation

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References

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  1. ^ Matsumura, Akira, editor (2006), 大辞林 [Daijirin] (in Japanese), Third edition, Tokyo: Sanseidō, →ISBN
  2. ^ NHK Broadcasting Culture Research Institute, editor (1998), NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 [NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary] (in Japanese), Tokyo: NHK Publishing, Inc., →ISBN
  3. ^ Nakai, Yukihiko, editor (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