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Reading and JLPT level
衰える JLPT 1
Kana Reading
おとろえる
Romaji
otoroeru
Word Senses
  • Parts of speech
    Ichidan verb, intransitive verb
    Meaning
    to become weak; to decline; to wear; to abate; to decay; to wither; to waste away
    Example sentence
    貿易活動最近衰えてきている The activity of foreign trade has been declining of late.

Examples of 衰える, おとろえる in a sentence


Verb Conjugations

Non-Past

Plain
衰える
Plain Polite
衰えます
Negative
衰えない
Negative Polite
衰えません

Past

Plain
衰えた
Plain Polite
衰えました
Negative
衰えなかった
Negative Polite
衰えませんでした

Te

Plain
衰えて
Plain Polite
衰えまして
Negative
--
Negative Polite
--

Passive

Plain
衰えられる
Plain Polite
衰えられます
Negative
衰えられない
Negative Polite
衰えられません

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Kanji in this word

JLPT 1

10 strokes

decline, wane, weaken

On'Yomi: スイ

Kun'Yomi: おとろ.える

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