Japanese Dictionary

Reading and JLPT level
靴を磨く
Kana Reading
くつをみがく
Romaji
kutsuwomigaku
Word Senses
  • Parts of speech
    Expressions (phrases, clauses, etc.), Godan verb with `ku' ending
    Meaning
    to polish one's shoes; to clean your shoes
    Example sentence
    彼女靴を磨いてもらった。 She had her shoes shined.

Examples of 靴を磨く, くつをみがく in a sentence

  • 彼女靴を磨いてもらった。

    She had her shoes shined.

  • くつをみがいた

    He shined his shoes.

  • 助手靴を磨いた

    His assistant polished his shoes.

  • 靴を磨いてもらった。

    I got him to polish my shoes.

  • 寝るくつを磨くことしている

    I make it a point to shine my shoes before I go to bed.

  • 靴を磨いてもらった。

    I had my shoes cleaned.


Verb Conjugations

Non-Past

Plain
靴を磨く
Plain Polite
靴を磨きます
Negative
靴を磨かない
Negative Polite
靴を磨きません

Past

Plain
靴を磨いた
Plain Polite
靴を磨きました
Negative
靴を磨かなかった
Negative Polite
靴を磨きませんでした

Te

Plain
靴を磨いて
Plain Polite
靴を磨きまして
Negative
--
Negative Polite
--

Passive

Plain
靴を磨かれる
Plain Polite
靴を磨かれます
Negative
靴を磨かれない
Negative Polite
靴を磨かれません

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Kanji in this word

JLPT 2

16 strokes

grind, polish, scour, improve, brush (teeth)

On'Yomi:

Kun'Yomi: みが.く, す.る

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JLPT 3

13 strokes

shoes

On'Yomi:

Kun'Yomi: くつ

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