Japanese Dictionary

Reading and JLPT level
笑う, 咲う, 嗤う JLPT 4
Kana Reading
わらう
Romaji
warau
Word Senses
  • Parts of speech
    Godan verb with `u' ending, intransitive verb
    Meaning
    to laugh
    Example sentence
    我々見てにたりと笑った He grinned broadly at us.
  • Parts of speech
    Meaning
    to smile
    Example sentence
    取り繕うように、笑ってみせる She smiled to smooth things over.
  • Parts of speech
    Meaning
    to sneer; to ridicule
    Example sentence
    ベェーだっ乙女こと嗤ったよ! Phppt! That's what you get for laughing at a girl!

Examples of 笑う, 咲う, 嗤う, わらう in a sentence


Verb Conjugations

Non-Past

Plain
笑う
Plain Polite
笑います
Negative
笑わない
Negative Polite
笑いません

Past

Plain
笑った
Plain Polite
笑いました
Negative
笑わなかった
Negative Polite
笑いませんでした

Te

Plain
笑って
Plain Polite
笑いまして
Negative
--
Negative Polite
--

Passive

Plain
笑われる
Plain Polite
笑われます
Negative
笑われない
Negative Polite
笑われません

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Kanji in this word

JLPT 2

9 strokes

blossom, bloom

On'Yomi: ショウ

Kun'Yomi: さ.く, -ざき

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JLPT 3

10 strokes

laugh

On'Yomi: ショウ

Kun'Yomi: わら.う, え.む

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13 strokes

laugh, ridicule

On'Yomi:

Kun'Yomi: わら.う

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