Japanese Dictionary

Reading and JLPT level
気を引く
Kana Reading
きをひく
Romaji
kiwohiku
Word Senses
  • Parts of speech
    Expressions (phrases, clauses, etc.), Godan verb with `ku' ending
    Meaning
    to attract someone's affection
    Example sentence
    女の気を引こうした He tried to attract her attention.
  • Parts of speech
    Meaning
    to sound out somebody
    Example sentence
    ジェーンとメアリーはいつも気を引こう競争している Jane and Mary are always competing for attention.
  • Parts of speech
    Meaning
    to get one's hooks into

Examples of 気を引く, きをひく in a sentence

  • 女の気を引こうした

    He tried to attract her attention.

  • ジェーンとメアリーはいつも気を引こう競争している

    Jane and Mary are always competing for attention.


Verb Conjugations

Non-Past

Plain
気を引く
Plain Polite
気を引きます
Negative
気を引かない
Negative Polite
気を引きません

Past

Plain
気を引いた
Plain Polite
気を引きました
Negative
気を引かなかった
Negative Polite
気を引きませんでした

Te

Plain
気を引いて
Plain Polite
気を引きまして
Negative
--
Negative Polite
--

Passive

Plain
気を引かれる
Plain Polite
気を引かれます
Negative
気を引かれない
Negative Polite
気を引かれません

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JLPT 4

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pull, tug, jerk, admit, install, quote, refer to

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JLPT 5

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spirit, mind, air, atmosphere, mood

On'Yomi: ,

Kun'Yomi: いき

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