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See also 変える
Kanji in this term

Grade: 4
kun’yomi

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VerbEdit

変わる (shinjitai kanji, kyūjitai kanji 變わる, intransitive, godan conjugation, hiragana かわる, rōmaji kawaru, historical hiragana かはる)

Japanese verb pair
active 変える
mediopassive 変わる
  1. to change; to become different; to turn into; to become (something else)
    • 1988 July 30 [Jul 25 1985], Fujiko F. Fujio, “からのおとしだま [An Outta-the-Ballue Falltune]”, in 宇宙船製造法 [How to Build a Spaceship] (藤子不二雄少年SF短編集; 3), volume 3 (fiction), 6th edition, Tokyo: Shogakukan, →ISBN, page 10:
      かわったなあ、ミッちゃんも…………。手をつないで学校へかよったころもあったのに……。なにもかもかわっていくような気がする。お正月さえも。たのしいことがいっぱいあったような気がするなあ。すごろく、トランプ、たこあげ、お年玉…。
      Kawatta nā, Mitchan mo…………. Te o tsunaide gakkō e kayotta koro mo atta no ni……. Nani mo ka mo kawatteiku yō na ki ga suru. O-Shōgatsu sae mo. Tanoshii koto ga ippai atta yō na ki ga suru nā. Sugoroku, toranpu, takoage, o-toshidama….
      Mitchan’s changed, too…………. To think we used to go to school and back home, hand in hand……. It feels like everything’s changed now. Even New Year itself. There used to be a lot fun things to do. Playing sugoroku or cards, flying kites, collecting fortune money….

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 1974, 新明解国語辞典 (Shin Meikai Kokugo Jiten), Second Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō
  2. ^ 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, →ISBN