Japanese Dictionary

Reading and JLPT level
劣る JLPT 3
Kana Reading
おとる
Romaji
otoru
Word Senses
  • Parts of speech
    Godan verb with `ru' ending, intransitive verb
    Meaning
    to be inferior to; to be less good at; to fall behind
    Example sentence
    彼女勝る劣らぬくらい英語話す She is good at speaking English, no less so than her brother.

Examples of 劣る, おとる in a sentence


Verb Conjugations

Non-Past

Plain
劣る
Plain Polite
劣ります
Negative
劣らない
Negative Polite
劣りません

Past

Plain
劣った
Plain Polite
劣りました
Negative
劣らなかった
Negative Polite
劣りませんでした

Te

Plain
劣って
Plain Polite
劣りまして
Negative
--
Negative Polite
--

Passive

Plain
劣られる
Plain Polite
劣られます
Negative
劣られない
Negative Polite
劣られません

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ダリウス 2015-06-05
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Kanji in this word

JLPT 1

6 strokes

inferiority, be inferior to, be worse

On'Yomi: レツ

Kun'Yomi: おと.る

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