Japanese Dictionary

Reading and JLPT level
溺れる JLPT 3
Kana Reading
おぼれる
Romaji
oboreru
Word Senses
  • Parts of speech
    Ichidan verb, intransitive verb
    Meaning
    to drown; to nearly drown; to sink below the surface (of water)
    Example sentence
    彼女危険冒して溺れている子供助けた She saved the drowning child at the risk of her own life.
  • Parts of speech
    Meaning
    to indulge in; to lose one's head over something; to wallow in
    Example sentence
    彼女生きている!おぼれかけていたんだが、父親助けたんだ She's alive! She was drowning, but her father saved her.

Examples of 溺れる, おぼれる in a sentence


Verb Conjugations

Non-Past

Plain
溺れる
Plain Polite
溺れます
Negative
溺れない
Negative Polite
溺れません

Past

Plain
溺れた
Plain Polite
溺れました
Negative
溺れなかった
Negative Polite
溺れませんでした

Te

Plain
溺れて
Plain Polite
溺れまして
Negative
--
Negative Polite
--

Passive

Plain
溺れられる
Plain Polite
溺れられます
Negative
溺れられない
Negative Polite
溺れられません

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ダリウス 2015-06-05
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Kanji in this word

13 strokes

drown, indulge

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