To open ~ ひらく VS あける

Kira Resari
Asked 3 years ago


Hi everyone,

so far, I've been using あける for "to open", but recently, I've also learned "ひらく".

Being the curious fox that I am, I now naturally wonder what the difference between the two is.

I assume they are mostly the same but have different nouances. What would those be, and are there situations where you would use one but not the other?

Know someone who might be able to answer this question?

1 Answer



hi KR!

Reading あける is more for 'to open' and more usual, & reading ひらく is sometimes for 'open perception', Hanshi

Answered 3 years ago