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受身, 受け身, うけみ

  • ukemi
JLPT LEVEL 1

Definition

noun (common) (futsuumeishi), nouns which may take the genitive case particle `no', adjectival nouns or quasi-adjectives (keiyodoshi)

  • the defensive

Definition

  • passive attitude
  • passivity
  • passiveness

Definition

linguistics terminology

  • the passive
  • passive voice

Definition

Martial Arts Term

  • ukemi (the art of falling safely)

Examples of 受身,受け身,うけみ in a Sentence

How can you be so passive? Why don't you retaliate?
In the official question collection it is explained as being "passive voice of the present continuous tense".
TV is harmful in that it keeps your mind in a passive state.

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