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Etymology 1Edit

Kanji in this term

Grade: 3
kun’yomi

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

開く (intransitive, godan conjugation, hiragana あく, rōmaji aku)

Japanese verb pair
active  ()ける
mediopassive  ()
  1. to open
    彼女 (かのじょ)のシャツに (ちい)さな (あな) ()いています
    Kanojo no shatsu ni chīsana ana ga aiteimasu.
    There is a small hole on her shirt.
    (literally, “A small hole is opening on her shirt.”)
  2. to begin
    (Can we add an example for this sense?)
ConjugationEdit
  • The passive, causative, and volitional forms are never used.

Etymology 2Edit

Kanji in this term
ひら
Grade: 3
kun’yomi

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

開く (transitive and intransitive, godan conjugation, hiragana ひらく, rōmaji hiraku)

Japanese verb pair
active  (ひら)
mediopassive  (ひら)ける
  1. to open, lift, uncover, unpack
    開く。
    [something]ひらく。
    [something]ga hiraku.
    [something] opens.
    開く。
    [someone][something]ひらく。
    [someone] ga [something] o hiraku.
    [someone] opens [something].
  2. to bloom
  3. to start, open (a store)
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ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN