JapaneseEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Kanji in this term
もと
Grade: S
kun’yomi
Alternative spelling 悖る

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

(もと) (motorugodan (stem (もと) (motori), past (もと)った (mototta))

Japanese verb pair
active 戻る
mediopassive もとる
  1. go against
    • 人道(じんどう)(もと)
      jindō ni motoru
      go against human rules
SynonymsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

Confusion of "motoru"(戻、) and "modoru"(). "戻" is improper use for "復".

PronunciationEdit

  • Tokyo pitch accent of conjugated forms of "戻る"
Source: Online Japanese Accent Dictionary
Stem forms
Terminal (終止形)
Attributive (連体形)
戻る [mòdóꜜrù]
Imperative (命令形) 戻れ [mòdóꜜrè]
Key constructions
Passive 戻られる どられ [mòdóráréꜜrù]
Causative 戻らせる どらせ [mòdóráséꜜrù]
Potential 戻れる どれ [mòdóréꜜrù]
Volitional 戻ろう どろ [mòdóróꜜò]
Negative 戻らない どらない [mòdóráꜜnàì]
Negative perfective 戻らなかった どらなかった [mòdóráꜜnàkàttà]
Formal 戻ります どりま [mòdórímáꜜsù]
Perfective 戻った った [mòdóꜜttà]
Conjunctive 戻って って [mòdóꜜttè]
Hypothetical conditional 戻れば れば [mòdóꜜrèbà]

VerbEdit

(もど) (modoruintransitive godan (stem (もど) (modori), past (もど)った (modotta))

  1. to return
    (もど)ってハンドバッグを()ってくる
    modotte handobaggu o tottekuru
    I'll return to get my handbag.
  2. to go back
    日本(にほん)(もど)
    nihon ni modoru
    to go back to Japan
  3. to come back
    理性(りせい)(もど)っていた
    risei ga modotteita
    His reason came back.
ConjugationEdit
See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 1974, 新明解国語辞典 (Shin Meikai Kokugo Jiten), Second Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō