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Etymology 1Edit

Kanji in this term

Grade: S
kun’yomi

Derived from  () (hiku, to pull).

VerbEdit

弾く (shinjitai kanji, kyūjitai kanji 彈く, transitive, godan conjugation, hiragana ひく, rōmaji hiku)

  1. play (a stringed or keyboard musical instrument)
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Etymology 2Edit

Kanji in this term
はじ
Grade: S
kun’yomi

VerbEdit

弾く (shinjitai kanji, kyūjitai kanji 彈く, transitive, godan conjugation, hiragana はじく, rōmaji hajiku)

Japanese verb pair
active  (はじ)
mediopassive  (はじ)ける
  1. to flick and make something spring/jump
    おはじきを (はじ)
    ohajiki o hajiku
    to fire the marble
    爪先 (つまさき) (つる) (はじ)
    tsumasaki de tsuru o hajiku
    to pluck the string with finger
  2. (of materials) to reject; to repel (some external substance)
    このレインコートはよく (みず) (はじ)
    kono reinkōto wa yoku mizu o hajiku
    This raincoat is well waterproof.
    鋼鉄 (こうてつ) (いた) (じゅう) (だん) (はじ)
    kōtetsu no ita ga jūdan o hajiku
    The steel plates can resist bullets.
  3. (from the metaphor of beating beads of an abacus) to calculate
    損得 (そんとく) (はじ)いてみる
    sontoku o hajīte miru
    Let's calculate the loss and gain.
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