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Grade: 2

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From Old Japanese,[1][2] from Proto-Japonic *kiru.



切る (godan conjugation, hiragana きる, rōmaji kiru)

Japanese verb pair
active 切る
mediopassive 切れる
  1. to cut, to slice, to carve
     () (さい) () (かた)
    yasai no kiri-kata
    how to cut vegetables
  2. cut down, fell, chop down
     () ()
    ki o kiru
    to cut down a tree
  3. prune, trim, shear
  4. cut flat things such as cloth or paper
     (かみ)きれい ()
    kami o kirei ni kiru
    to cut paper nicely
  5. cut a person with a sword, cut down, kill
  6. separate from the main body, cut off, break away
  7. perform an action as if by cutting
  8. discontinue an action, cut off, break off, turn off, hang up
  9. cut or sever connection with
  10. cut off or divide by or as if by partition
  11. perform an action boldly
  12. go under, be less than (numerically)
  13. This term needs a translation to English. Please help out and add a translation, then remove the text {{rfdef}}.
    電源 (でんげん) ()電源 (でんげん) ()れる
    dengen o kiru, dengen o ireru
    to cut off power → to power off
    電話 (でんわ) ()
    denwa o kiru
    to hang up the phone


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切る (hiragana きる, rōmaji -kiru)

  1. finish, be through
  2. perform an action thoroughly or decisively

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  1. ^ 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan
  2. 2.0 2.1 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN