聞く, 聴く, 訊く, きく

  • kiku
JLPT 5

Definition of 聞く,聴く,訊く,きく

Godan verb with `ku' ending, transitive verb

  • to hear

  • to listen (e.g. to music)

  • to ask
  • to enquire
  • to query

Examples of 聞く,聴く,訊く,きく in a Sentence

昨日あの授業講義聞いていました」と学生がたずねた。
Did you hear the lecture in that class yesterday? asked the student.
その少年両親言うこと聞く
The boy is obedient to his parents.
チャンネル英語が、7チャンネル日本語聞きになれます。
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.
Why wouldn't you listen to his advice?
自分部屋音楽聴いた
He listened to music in his room.
渋面作り教師聞いていた
He made a sour face, and listened to what his teacher had to say.
Brace yourselves! From today I'm learning the piano. Why? Because I want to become a music teacher!
聞く忘れた
I forgot to ask him.

聞く,聴く,訊く,きく Conjugations

Plain Polite 聞きますききます
Negative 聞かないきかない
Negative Polite 聞きませんききません
Past 聞いたきいた
Past Polite 聞きましたききました
Past Negative 聞かなかったきかなかった
Past Negative Polite 聞きませんでしたききませんでした
Te Form 聞いてきいて
Progressive 聞いているきいている
Progressive Polite 聞いていますきいています
Progressive Negative 聞いてないきいてない
Progressive Negative Polite 聞いていませんきいていません
Passive 聞かれるきかれる
Passive Te Form 聞かれてきかれて
Imperative 聞きなさいききなさい
Imperative Polite 聞いてくださいきいてください
Imperative Polite Negative 聞かないでくださいきかないでください
Optative 聞きたいききたい
Optative Negative 聞きたくなかったききたくなかった
Optative Negative Polite (1st Form) 聞きたくないですききたくないです
Optative Negative Polite (2nd Form) 聞きたくありませんききたくありません
Optative Past 聞きたかったききたかった
Optative Past Negative Polite (1st Form) 聞きたくなかったですききたくなかったです
Optative Past Negative Polite (2nd Form) 聞きたくありませんでしたききたくありませんでした
Optative Te Form 聞きたくてききたくて
Optative Conditional 聞きたければききたければ
Gerund 聞きながらききながら
Factitive 聞かせるきかせる
Factitive Shortened 聞かすきかす
Potential 聞けるきける
Potential Polite 聞けますきけます
Conditional (Ba Form) 聞けばきけば
Conditional (Tara Form) 聞いたらきいたら
Volitional 聞こうきこう
Volitional Polite 聞きましょうききましょう
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