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動く, うごく

  • ugoku


Godan verb with `ku' ending, intransitive verb

  • to move
  • to stir
  • to shift
  • to shake
  • to swing


  • to operate
  • to run
  • to go
  • to work


  • to be touched
  • to be influenced


  • to change
  • to vary
  • to fluctuate
  • to waver


  • certain
  • factual


  • to be transferred

Examples of 動く,うごく in a Sentence

Is your new car behaving well?
Her hands are never still.
If you move a step, and you will be a dead man.
It is doubtful whether this machine works well or not.
Magnetic force drives the mechanism.
He was pinned down by a fallen tree.
Move a step, and you'll be a dead man!
Traffic and passers-by stopped as they were slowly seen off from the little village.
The truly remarkable feature of sound production by birds is that the two sides of the syrinx can act independently.
I spent the weekend writhing in agony when my gallstone started to move.

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動く,うごく Conjugations

Plain Polite 動きますうごきます
Negative 動かないうごかない
Negative Polite 動きませんうごきません
Past 動いたうごいた
Past Polite 動きましたうごきました
Past Negative 動かなかったうごかなかった
Past Negative Polite 動きませんでしたうごきませんでした
Te Form 動いてうごいて
Progressive 動いているうごいている
Progressive Polite 動いていますうごいています
Progressive Negative 動いてないうごいてない
Progressive Negative Polite 動いていませんうごいていません
Passive 動かれるうごかれる
Passive Te Form 動かれてうごかれて
Imperative 動きなさいうごきなさい
Imperative Polite 動いてくださいうごいてください
Imperative Polite Negative 動かないでくださいうごかないでください
Optative 動きたいうごきたい
Optative Negative 動きたくなかったうごきたくなかった
Optative Negative Polite (1st Form) 動きたくないですうごきたくないです
Optative Negative Polite (2nd Form) 動きたくありませんうごきたくありません
Optative Past 動きたかったうごきたかった
Optative Past Negative Polite (1st Form) 動きたくなかったですうごきたくなかったです
Optative Past Negative Polite (2nd Form) 動きたくありませんでしたうごきたくありませんでした
Optative Te Form 動きたくてうごきたくて
Optative Conditional 動きたければうごきたければ
Gerund 動きながらうごきながら
Factitive 動かせるうごかせる
Factitive Shortened 動かすうごかす
Potential 動けるうごける
Potential Polite 動けますうごけます
Conditional (Ba Form) 動けばうごけば
Conditional (Tara Form) 動いたらうごいたら
Volitional 動こううごこう
Volitional Polite 動きましょううごきましょう
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