Japanese Dictionary

Reading and JLPT level
啖呵を切る
Kana Reading
たんかをきる
Romaji
tankawokiru
Word Senses
  • Parts of speech
    Expressions (phrases, clauses, etc.), Godan verb with `ru' ending
    Meaning
    to speak sharply (e.g. during a heated discussion or argument)
    Example sentence
    あいつに向かって啖呵を切った He hurled defiance at me.

Examples of 啖呵を切る, たんかをきる in a sentence

  • あいつに向かって啖呵を切った

    He hurled defiance at me.


Verb Conjugations

Non-Past

Plain
啖呵を切る
Plain Polite
啖呵を切ります
Negative
啖呵を切らない
Negative Polite
啖呵を切りません

Past

Plain
啖呵を切った
Plain Polite
啖呵を切りました
Negative
啖呵を切らなかった
Negative Polite
啖呵を切りませんでした

Te

Plain
啖呵を切って
Plain Polite
啖呵を切りまして
Negative
--
Negative Polite
--

Passive

Plain
啖呵を切られる
Plain Polite
啖呵を切られます
Negative
啖呵を切られない
Negative Polite
啖呵を切られません

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Kanji in this word

JLPT 4

4 strokes

cut, cutoff, be sharp

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8 strokes

scold, blow on, reprove

On'Yomi:

Kun'Yomi: か.す, しか.る, わら.う

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11 strokes

eat

On'Yomi: タン

Kun'Yomi: く.う, くらわ.す

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