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働く, はたらく

  • hataraku


Godan verb with `ku' ending, intransitive verb

  • to work
  • to labor
  • to labour


  • to function
  • to operate
  • to be effective
  • to work (i.e. ... works)
  • to come into play


  • to commit (e.g. a crime)
  • to perpetrate
  • to do
  • to act
  • to practise
  • to practice


linguistics terminology

  • to be conjugated

Examples of 働く,はたらく in a Sentence

The switch didn't work on time.
He worked more than five hours on end.
Would you like to work for me, Tony? asked Mr Wood.
If I had worked hard in my youth, I would be successful now.
I don't mind if I keep working even after we're married, she said.
I'm not accustomed to working day and night. "You'll soon get used to it."
They were pretty tired after having worked all day.
I worked on the farm all day.
I would rather work for any company than waste another year.
That is the office where he works.

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働く,はたらく Conjugations

Plain Polite 働きますはたらきます
Negative 働かないはたらかない
Negative Polite 働きませんはたらきません
Past 働いたはたらいた
Past Polite 働きましたはたらきました
Past Negative 働かなかったはたらかなかった
Past Negative Polite 働きませんでしたはたらきませんでした
Te Form 働いてはたらいて
Progressive 働いているはたらいている
Progressive Polite 働いていますはたらいています
Progressive Negative 働いてないはたらいてない
Progressive Negative Polite 働いていませんはたらいていません
Passive 働かれるはたらかれる
Passive Te Form 働かれてはたらかれて
Imperative 働きなさいはたらきなさい
Imperative Polite 働いてくださいはたらいてください
Imperative Polite Negative 働かないでくださいはたらかないでください
Optative 働きたいはたらきたい
Optative Negative 働きたくなかったはたらきたくなかった
Optative Negative Polite (1st Form) 働きたくないですはたらきたくないです
Optative Negative Polite (2nd Form) 働きたくありませんはたらきたくありません
Optative Past 働きたかったはたらきたかった
Optative Past Negative Polite (1st Form) 働きたくなかったですはたらきたくなかったです
Optative Past Negative Polite (2nd Form) 働きたくありませんでしたはたらきたくありませんでした
Optative Te Form 働きたくてはたらきたくて
Optative Conditional 働きたければはたらきたければ
Gerund 働きながらはたらきながら
Factitive 働かせるはたらかせる
Factitive Shortened 働かすはたらかす
Potential 働けるはたらける
Potential Polite 働けますはたらけます
Conditional (Ba Form) 働けばはたらけば
Conditional (Tara Form) 働いたらはたらいたら
Volitional 働こうはたらこう
Volitional Polite 働きましょうはたらきましょう
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