Japanese Dictionary

Reading and JLPT level
耳を傾ける
Kana Reading
みみをかたむける
Romaji
mimiwokatamukeru
Word Senses
  • Parts of speech
    Expressions (phrases, clauses, etc.), Ichidan verb
    Meaning
    to lend an ear; to hearken; to give an ear to; to listen carefully
    Example sentence
    女はつつましやか伏し目になって言葉耳を傾けた She listened to him with her eyes modestly cast down.

Examples of 耳を傾ける, みみをかたむける in a sentence


Verb Conjugations

Non-Past

Plain
耳を傾ける
Plain Polite
耳を傾けます
Negative
耳を傾けない
Negative Polite
耳を傾けません

Past

Plain
耳を傾けた
Plain Polite
耳を傾けました
Negative
耳を傾けなかった
Negative Polite
耳を傾けませんでした

Te

Plain
耳を傾けて
Plain Polite
耳を傾けまして
Negative
--
Negative Polite
--

Passive

Plain
耳を傾けられる
Plain Polite
耳を傾けられます
Negative
耳を傾けられない
Negative Polite
耳を傾けられません

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JLPT 5

6 strokes

ear

On'Yomi:

Kun'Yomi: みみ

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13 strokes

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