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Grade: 4
kun’yomi

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EtymologyEdit

From Old Japanese, derived from the apophonic form of (ne, (emotional) voice) na[1] + (-ku, verb suffix).

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泣く (godan conjugation, hiragana なく, rōmaji naku)

  1. (intransitive) to cry; to weep; to sob
    • Takahashi, Rumiko, “PARTパート.8 かくとうえんげいかい [PART.8 Fighting Show]”, in らんま½ [Ranma ½], volume 5 (fiction), Tokyo: Shogakukan, →ISBN, page 137:
      て、 (てん) (どう)あかねっ‼なんてことをするんだっ‼
      Te, Tendō Akane'‼ Nan te koto o surun da'‼
      Te, Tendō Akane‼ How could you⁉
       ()くんじゃないっ‼
      Nakun ja nai'‼
      Quit wailing, will you⁉
    • 2005 November 9, Watsuki, Nobuhiro, “ソウレンキンファイナル [Armed Alchemy: The Final Act]”, in ソウレンキン [Armed Alchemy], volume 9 (fiction), Tokyo: Shueisha, →ISBN, page 180:
      バカヤロオォ‼ (ゆる)さねぇぞ  () (とう)ォ!よくも (せん) (ぱい) ()かせやがって…‼
      Baka yarōo‼ Yurusanee zo Mutōo! Yoku mo senpai o nakaseya gatte…‼
      Bastard‼ I won’t forgive you, Mutō! How dare you make senpai cry…‼
  2. (intransitive) to howl
  3. (transitive) to grieve over something

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ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN
  • 2002, Ineko Kondō; Fumi Takano; Mary E Althaus; et. al., Shogakukan Progressive Japanese-English Dictionary, Third Edition, Tokyo: Shōgakukan, →ISBN.
  • 2002, Yasuo Kitahara, 明鏡国語辞典 (Meikyō Kokugo Jiten), First Edition (in Japanese), Tokyo: Taishūkan Shoten, →ISBN