Japanese Dictionary

Reading and JLPT level
不意をつく, 不意を突く, 不意を衝く
Kana Reading
ふいをつく
Romaji
fuiwotsuku
Word Senses
  • Parts of speech
    Expressions (phrases, clauses, etc.), Godan verb with `ku' ending
    Meaning
    to take by surprise
    Example sentence
    不意をつかれて一言言えなかった Taken by surprise, I could not speak a word.

Examples of 不意をつく, 不意を突く, 不意を衝く, ふいをつく in a sentence


Verb Conjugations

Non-Past

Plain
不意をつく
Plain Polite
不意をつきます
Negative
不意をつかない
Negative Polite
不意をつきません

Past

Plain
不意をついた
Plain Polite
不意をつきました
Negative
不意をつかなかった
Negative Polite
不意をつきませんでした

Te

Plain
不意をついて
Plain Polite
不意をつきまして
Negative
--
Negative Polite
--

Passive

Plain
不意をつかれる
Plain Polite
不意をつかれます
Negative
不意をつかれない
Negative Polite
不意をつかれません

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Kanji in this word

JLPT 1

15 strokes

collide, brunt, highway, opposition (astronomy), thrust, pierce, stab, prick

On'Yomi: ショウ

Kun'Yomi: つ.く

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JLPT 3

8 strokes

stab, protruding, thrusting, thrust, pierce, prick

On'Yomi: トツ,

Kun'Yomi: つ.く

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JLPT 4

4 strokes

negative, non-, bad, ugly, clumsy

On'Yomi: ,

Kun'Yomi:

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JLPT 4

13 strokes

idea, mind, heart, taste, thought, desire, care, liking

On'Yomi:

Kun'Yomi:

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