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開く JLPT 4
Kana Reading
ひらく
Romaji
hiraku
Word Senses
  • Parts of speech
    Godan verb with `ku' ending, transitive verb
    Meaning
    to open (e.g. a bank-account, festival, etc.)
    Example sentence
    アームチェアー戻って開いた I sat back in the armchair and opened the book.
  • Parts of speech
    Godan verb with `ku' ending, intransitive verb
    Meaning
    to spread out; to open up (flower bud, umbrella, etc.); to widen (gap, distance, width)
    Example sentence
    いつも何曜日なら空いています What day are you usually free?
  • Parts of speech
    Meaning
    to hold; to give (party, conference, etc.)
    Example sentence
    ピッキング道具無しどうやって侵入した?」「トイレがあいた」 With no picks how did you break in? "The toilet window was open."

Examples of 開く, ひらく in a sentence


Verb Conjugations

Non-Past

Plain
開く
Plain Polite
開きます
Negative
開かない
Negative Polite
開きません

Past

Plain
開いた
Plain Polite
開きました
Negative
開かなかった
Negative Polite
開きませんでした

Te

Plain
開いて
Plain Polite
開きまして
Negative
--
Negative Polite
--

Passive

Plain
開かれる
Plain Polite
開かれます
Negative
開かれない
Negative Polite
開かれません

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Kanji in this word

JLPT 4

12 strokes

open, unfold, unseal

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