Japanese Dictionary

Reading and JLPT level
気が利く
Kana Reading
きがきく
Romaji
kigakiku
Word Senses
  • Parts of speech
    Expressions (phrases, clauses, etc.), Godan verb with `ku' ending
    Meaning
    to be sensible; to be smart; to be tasteful
    Example sentence
    ワイン冷やしておいてくれたとは気が利いてるね。 How thoughtful of you to have chilled some wine for us.
  • Parts of speech
    Meaning
    to be thoughtful; to be tactful; to be sensitive
    Example sentence
    気が利くなあ。 You've got a good head on your shoulders.

Examples of 気が利く, きがきく in a sentence


Verb Conjugations

Non-Past

Plain
気が利く
Plain Polite
気が利きます
Negative
気が利かない
Negative Polite
気が利きません

Past

Plain
気が利いた
Plain Polite
気が利きました
Negative
気が利かなかった
Negative Polite
気が利きませんでした

Te

Plain
気が利いて
Plain Polite
気が利きまして
Negative
--
Negative Polite
--

Passive

Plain
気が利かれる
Plain Polite
気が利かれます
Negative
気が利かれない
Negative Polite
気が利かれません

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Kanji in this word

JLPT 3

7 strokes

profit, advantage, benefit

On'Yomi:

Kun'Yomi: き.く

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JLPT 5

6 strokes

spirit, mind, air, atmosphere, mood

On'Yomi: ,

Kun'Yomi: いき

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