Japanese Dictionary

Reading and JLPT level
流す JLPT 3
Kana Reading
ながす
Romaji
nagasu
Word Senses
  • Parts of speech
    Godan verb with `su' ending, transitive verb
    Meaning
    to drain; to pour; to spill; to shed (blood, tears)
    Example sentence
    あっそ」と流すよし本気にするよし You can let it slide with a "oh?" or you can take it seriously.
  • Parts of speech
    Meaning
    to wash away
    Example sentence
    もちろん冗談思っては「あっそ」と流していましたけどかなりだったそうです。(ってゆうか冗談でもそんなこと言うな!) Of course he thought it was a joke and let it slide with a "hm?" but he was seriously annoyed. (I mean, just don't say things like that even as a joke!)
  • Parts of speech
    Meaning
    to distribute (e.g. electricity over wires, music over a PA system, etc.); to circulate; to broadcast; to beam
    Example sentence
    浮き名流したもの His romance was the talk of the town.
  • Parts of speech
    Meaning
    to cruise (e.g. taxi)
    Example sentence
    女はそら涙流した She shed crocodile tears over his death.
  • Parts of speech
    Meaning
    to float; to set adrift
    Example sentence
    彼女流されやすい She is easily moved to emotion.
  • Parts of speech
    Meaning
    to call off (a meeting, etc.)
    Example sentence
    彼女は汚れた流しに浸けた。 She put the dirty dishes in the sink.

Examples of 流す, ながす in a sentence


Verb Conjugations

Non-Past

Plain
流す
Plain Polite
流します
Negative
流さない
Negative Polite
流しません

Past

Plain
流した
Plain Polite
流しました
Negative
流さなかった
Negative Polite
流しませんでした

Te

Plain
流して
Plain Polite
流しまして
Negative
--
Negative Polite
--

Passive

Plain
流される
Plain Polite
流されます
Negative
流されない
Negative Polite
流されません

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