Japanese Dictionary

Reading and JLPT level
彷徨う, さ迷う
Kana Reading
さまよう
Romaji
samayō
Word Senses
  • Parts of speech
    Godan verb with `u' ending, intransitive verb
    Meaning
    to loiter; to putter; to prowl; to wander about; to roam about; to knock around
    Example sentence
    彼女さまよっていた She was wandering in the woods.

Examples of 彷徨う, さ迷う, さまよう in a sentence


Verb Conjugations

Non-Past

Plain
彷徨う
Plain Polite
彷徨います
Negative
彷徨わない
Negative Polite
彷徨いません

Past

Plain
彷徨った
Plain Polite
彷徨いました
Negative
彷徨わなかった
Negative Polite
彷徨いませんでした

Te

Plain
彷徨って
Plain Polite
彷徨いまして
Negative
--
Negative Polite
--

Passive

Plain
彷徨われる
Plain Polite
彷徨われます
Negative
彷徨われない
Negative Polite
彷徨われません

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Kanji in this word

JLPT 3

9 strokes

astray, be perplexed, in doubt, lost, err, illusion

On'Yomi: メイ

Kun'Yomi: まよ.う

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7 strokes

stray, wander, loiter

On'Yomi: ホウ

Kun'Yomi: さまよ.う

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12 strokes

wandering

On'Yomi: コウ

Kun'Yomi: さまよ.う

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