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  • Tokyo pitch accent of conjugated forms of "消す"
Source: Online Japanese Accent Dictionary
Stem forms
Terminal (終止形)
Attributive (連体形)
消す [kèsú]
Imperative (命令形) 消せ [kèsé]
Key constructions
Passive 消される される [kèsárérú]
Causative 消させる させる [kèsásérú]
Potential 消せる せる [kèsérú]
Volitional 消そう [kèsóꜜò]
Negative 消さない さない [kèsánáí]
Negative perfective 消さなかった さなかった [kèsánáꜜkàttà]
Formal 消します しま [kèshímáꜜsù]
Perfective 消した した [kèshítá]
Conjunctive 消して して [kèshíté]
Hypothetical conditional 消せば [kèséꜜbà]


消す (transitive, godan conjugation, hiragana けす, rōmaji kesu)

Japanese verb pair
active 消す
mediopassive 消える
  1. to erase
    誤字 (ごじ) ()
    goji o kesu
    erase wrong letters
  2. to extinguish; to put out
     () ()
    hi o kesu
    extinguish fire
  3. to cut power; to turn off
    電気 (でんき) ()
    denki o kesu
    turn off the light
  4. (slang) to rub out; to execute; to liquidate
     (まわ) (もの) ()
    mawashimono o kesu
    execute a spy



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  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN