JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term

Grade: 3
kun’yomi

EtymologyEdit

⟨to1pu⟩ → */tʷopu//toɸu//tou/

From Old Japanese.

PronunciationEdit

  • Tokyo pitch accent of conjugated forms of "問う"
Source: Online Japanese Accent Dictionary
Stem forms
Terminal (終止形)
Attributive (連体形)
問う [tóꜜù]
Imperative (命令形) 問え [tóꜜè]
Key constructions
Passive 問われる われ [tòwáréꜜrù]
Causative 問わせる わせ [tòwáséꜜrù]
Potential 問える [tòéꜜrù]
Volitional 問おう [tòóꜜò]
Negative 問わない ない [tòwáꜜnàì]
Negative perfective 問わなかった なかった [tòwáꜜnàkàttà]
Formal 問います いま [tòímáꜜsù]
Perfective 問うた ーた [tóꜜòtà]
Conjunctive 問うて ーて [tóꜜòtè]
Hypothetical conditional 問えば えば [tóꜜèbà]

VerbEdit

() (toutransitive godan (stem () (toi), past ()うた (tōta), historical kana とふ)

  1. to ask; to inquire
  2. to accuse (of a crime)
  3. to care (about), have regard (for)

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ReferencesEdit

  • 2002, Ineko Kondō; Fumi Takano; Mary E Althaus; et. al., Shogakukan Progressive Japanese-English Dictionary, Third Edition, Tokyo: Shōgakukan, →ISBN.