Japanese Dictionary

Reading and JLPT level
下る, 降る JLPT 2
Kana Reading
くだる
Romaji
kudaru
Word Senses
  • Parts of speech
    Godan verb with `ru' ending, intransitive verb
    Meaning
    to descend; to go down; to come down
    Example sentence
    降っている It is raining.
  • Parts of speech
    Meaning
    to be handed down (of an order, judgment, etc.)
    Example sentence
    降って湿り気ある取りやすくなる When rain's fallen and the soil is moist, it becomes easier to pull out weeds.
  • Parts of speech
    Meaning
    to pass (of time)
    Example sentence
    怪しい降るかな The sky looks ominous. I wonder if it will rain.
  • Parts of speech
    Meaning
    to surrender; to capitulate
    Example sentence
    明日降ったら迎えに来て。 Come to pick me up if it rains tomorrow.
  • Parts of speech
    Meaning
    (often in neg. form) to be less than; to be inferior to
    Example sentence
    また降っている2月雪まつり無事行えるだろう It's raining again. I wonder if we will be able to have the February snow festival?
  • Parts of speech
    Meaning
    to have the runs; to have diarrhea
    Example sentence
    ひどく降ったのでグラウンドぐしゃぐしゃ It rains heavily so the ground is very soggy.

Examples of 下る, 降る, くだる in a sentence


Verb Conjugations

Non-Past

Plain
下る
Plain Polite
下ります
Negative
下らない
Negative Polite
下りません

Past

Plain
下った
Plain Polite
下りました
Negative
下らなかった
Negative Polite
下りませんでした

Te

Plain
下って
Plain Polite
下りまして
Negative
--
Negative Polite
--

Passive

Plain
下られる
Plain Polite
下られます
Negative
下られない
Negative Polite
下られません

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Kanji in this word

JLPT 3

10 strokes

descend, precipitate, fall, surrender

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JLPT 5

3 strokes

below, down, descend, give, low, inferior

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