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握る, にぎる

  • nigiru


Godan verb with `ru' ending, transitive verb

  • to clasp
  • to grasp
  • to grip
  • to clutch


  • to make (nigirizushi, rice ball, etc.)
  • to form
  • to press into shape
  • to mold
  • to mould


  • to seize (power, etc.)
  • to take hold of

Examples of 握る,にぎる in a Sentence

I took the wheel while he slept.
In her right hand was gripped a suspicious looking rod that practically radiated "I'm a magical girl item".
Hold the racket tight.
When he gets up on stage to sing one of his out-of-tune solos, I get so nervous for him that I get sweaty palms.
The detective found absolute proof of the man's guilt.
She held out her hand and I shook it.
Bolas are made up of a long cord with two stone balls at the free ends.
She took a strong hold on the rope.
He held out his hand and I took it.
She slipped some money into her son's hand.

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握る,にぎる Conjugations

Plain Polite 握りますにぎります
Negative 握らないにぎらない
Negative Polite 握りませんにぎりません
Past 握ったにぎった
Past Polite 握りましたにぎりました
Past Negative 握らなかったにぎらなかった
Past Negative Polite 握りませんでしたにぎりませんでした
Te Form 握ってにぎって
Progressive 握っているにぎっている
Progressive Polite 握っていますにぎっています
Progressive Negative 握ってないにぎってない
Progressive Negative Polite 握っていませんにぎっていません
Passive 握られるにぎられる
Passive Te Form 握られてにぎられて
Imperative 握りなさいにぎりなさい
Imperative Polite 握ってくださいにぎってください
Imperative Polite Negative 握らないでくださいにぎらないでください
Optative 握りたいにぎりたい
Optative Negative 握りたくなかったにぎりたくなかった
Optative Negative Polite (1st Form) 握りたくないですにぎりたくないです
Optative Negative Polite (2nd Form) 握りたくありませんにぎりたくありません
Optative Past 握りたかったにぎりたかった
Optative Past Negative Polite (1st Form) 握りたくなかったですにぎりたくなかったです
Optative Past Negative Polite (2nd Form) 握りたくありませんでしたにぎりたくありませんでした
Optative Te Form 握りたくてにぎりたくて
Optative Conditional 握りたければにぎりたければ
Gerund 握りながらにぎりながら
Factitive 握らせるにぎらせる
Factitive Shortened 握らすにぎらす
Potential 握れるにぎれる
Potential Polite 握れますにぎれます
Conditional (Ba Form) 握ればにぎれば
Conditional (Tara Form) 握ったらにぎったら
Volitional 握ろうにぎろう
Volitional Polite 握りましょうにぎりましょう
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