Japanese Dictionary

Reading and JLPT level
振るう, 揮う, 振う
Kana Reading
ふるう
Romaji
furū
Word Senses
  • Parts of speech
    Godan verb with `u' ending, transitive verb
    Meaning
    to swing; to wield (physically); to exert
    Example sentence
    暴風雨あらん限りの猛威振るった。 The storm raged in all its fury.
  • Parts of speech
    Meaning
    to exercise; to wield (metaphorically)
    Example sentence
    長広舌ふるった。 He drew out his speech.
  • Parts of speech
    Meaning
    to flourish; to prosper; to thrive
    Example sentence
    自分子供暴力ふるった。 He used force on his children.

Examples of 振るう, 揮う, 振う, ふるう in a sentence


Verb Conjugations

Non-Past

Plain
振るう
Plain Polite
振るいます
Negative
振るわない
Negative Polite
振るいません

Past

Plain
振るった
Plain Polite
振るいました
Negative
振るわなかった
Negative Polite
振るいませんでした

Te

Plain
振るって
Plain Polite
振るいまして
Negative
--
Negative Polite
--

Passive

Plain
振るわれる
Plain Polite
振るわれます
Negative
振るわれない
Negative Polite
振るわれません

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Kanji in this word

JLPT 1

12 strokes

brandish, wave, wag, swing, shake

On'Yomi:

Kun'Yomi: ふる.う

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JLPT 1

10 strokes

shake, wave, wag, swing

On'Yomi: シン

Kun'Yomi: ふ.る, ぶ.る, ふ.り, -ぶ.り, ふ.るう

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