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聞く, 聴く, 訊く


Godan verb with `ku' ending, transitive verb
  • to hear
  • to listen (e.g. to music)
  • to ask
  • to enquire
  • to query


Present 聞く
Negative 聞かない
Past 聞いた
Past Negative 聞かなかった
Te Form 聞って
Masu Form 聞きます
Potential 聞ける
Passive 聞かれる
Causative 聞かせる
Conditional 聞けば
Volitional 聞こう
Imperative 聞け

Related Kanji

hear, ask, listen
listen, headstrong, naughty, careful inquiry
request, question, investigate
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Example Sentences

Did you hear the lecture in that class yesterday? asked the student.
The boy is obedient to his parents.
You can hear English on Channel 1, and Japanese on Channel 7.
In many cases, the image that comes to mind when you listen to music is that of the CD's artwork.
Mark in red anything you don't understand and ask about it in class.