Japanese Dictionary

Reading and JLPT level
香る, 薫る
Kana Reading
かおる
Romaji
kaoru
Word Senses
  • Parts of speech
    Godan verb with `ru' ending, intransitive verb
    Meaning
    to smell sweet; to be fragrant
    Example sentence
    には薔薇香っている The garden is fragrant with the smell of roses.

Examples of 香る, 薫る, かおる in a sentence

  • には薔薇香っている

    The garden is fragrant with the smell of roses.


Verb Conjugations

Non-Past

Plain
香る
Plain Polite
香ります
Negative
香らない
Negative Polite
香りません

Past

Plain
香った
Plain Polite
香りました
Negative
香らなかった
Negative Polite
香りませんでした

Te

Plain
香って
Plain Polite
香りまして
Negative
--
Negative Polite
--

Passive

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

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Kanji in this word

JLPT 1

16 strokes

send forth fragrance, fragrant, be scented, smoke (tobacco)

On'Yomi: クン

Kun'Yomi: かお.る

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JLPT 2

9 strokes

incense, smell, perfume

On'Yomi: コウ, キョウ

Kun'Yomi: , かお.り, かお.る

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