Japanese Dictionary

Reading and JLPT level
刺す JLPT 2
Kana Reading
さす
Romaji
sasu
Word Senses
  • Parts of speech
    Godan verb with `su' ending, transitive verb
    Meaning
    to pierce; to stab; to prick; to stick; to thrust
    Example sentence
    取り盗ったら帰ります通報したら刺します I'm a thief, I'll go back when I've taken the stuff. Report me and I'll stab you.
  • Parts of speech
    Meaning
    to sting; to bite
    Example sentence
    さされているのに気づきませんでした I was not aware of a mosquito biting my arm.
  • Parts of speech
    Meaning
    to sew; to stitch; to embroider
    Example sentence
    いっぱいさされた I got a lot of insect bites in the woods.
  • Parts of speech
    Meaning
    to pole (a boat)
    Example sentence
    ナイフ刺した He stuck his knife into the tree.
  • Parts of speech
    Meaning
    to catch (with a limed pole)
    Example sentence
    女の背中ナイフさした He sank the knife into her back.
  • Parts of speech
    Meaning
    to put (a runner) out; to pick off
    Example sentence
    刺した He hurt his finger with a needle.

Examples of 刺す, さす in a sentence


Verb Conjugations

Non-Past

Plain
刺す
Plain Polite
刺します
Negative
刺さない
Negative Polite
刺しません

Past

Plain
刺した
Plain Polite
刺しました
Negative
刺さなかった
Negative Polite
刺しませんでした

Te

Plain
刺して
Plain Polite
刺しまして
Negative
--
Negative Polite
--

Passive

Plain
刺される
Plain Polite
刺されます
Negative
刺されない
Negative Polite
刺されません

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Kanji in this word

JLPT 2

8 strokes

thorn, pierce, stab, prick, sting, calling card

On'Yomi:

Kun'Yomi: さ.す, さ.さる, さ.し, さし, とげ

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