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組む, くむ

  • kumu


Godan verb with `mu' ending

  • to cross (legs or arms)
  • to link (arms)


  • to put together
  • to construct
  • to assemble
  • to produce (e.g. TV program)


  • to braid
  • to plait


  • to grapple
  • to wrestle


  • to unite
  • to link up
  • to form an alliance


  • to set (e.g. type)


  • to issue (e.g. money order)

Examples of 組む,くむ in a Sentence

I saw them walking arm in arm.
She sat down and crossed her legs.
Her arms were wrapped around her knees, her chin rested on her locked hands.
She walked arm in arm with her father.
He was standing with his arms folded.
He watched the game with his arms folded.
He was sitting with his arms folded.
You and I must stick close, back to back.
He sat on the sofa with his arms folded.
He sat silently with his legs crossed.

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組む,くむ Conjugations

Plain Polite 組みますくみます
Negative 組まないくまない
Negative Polite 組みませんくみません
Past 組んだくんだ
Past Polite 組みましたくみました
Past Negative 組まなかったくまなかった
Past Negative Polite 組みませんでしたくみませんでした
Te Form 組んでくんで
Progressive 組んでいるくんでいる
Progressive Polite 組んでいますくんでいます
Progressive Negative 組んでないくんでない
Progressive Negative Polite 組んでいませんくんでいません
Passive 組まれるくまれる
Passive Te Form 組まれてくまれて
Imperative 組みなさいくみなさい
Imperative Polite 組んでくださいくんでください
Imperative Polite Negative 組まないでくださいくまないでください
Optative 組みたいくみたい
Optative Negative 組みたくなかったくみたくなかった
Optative Negative Polite (1st Form) 組みたくないですくみたくないです
Optative Negative Polite (2nd Form) 組みたくありませんくみたくありません
Optative Past 組みたかったくみたかった
Optative Past Negative Polite (1st Form) 組みたくなかったですくみたくなかったです
Optative Past Negative Polite (2nd Form) 組みたくありませんでしたくみたくありませんでした
Optative Te Form 組みたくてくみたくて
Optative Conditional 組みたければくみたければ
Gerund 組みながらくみながら
Factitive 組ませるくませる
Factitive Shortened 組ますくます
Potential 組めるくめる
Potential Polite 組めますくめます
Conditional (Ba Form) 組めばくめば
Conditional (Tara Form) 組んだらくんだら
Volitional 組もうくもう
Volitional Polite 組みましょうくみましょう
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