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壊す, 毀す

JLPT 4
Kana Reading
こわす
Romaji
kowasu
Word Senses
  • Parts of speech
    Godan verb with `su' ending, transitive verb
    Meaning
    to break; to destroy; to demolish
    Example sentence
    壊したらどうするアンバランス食事は、万病の元 What if you make yourself ill? An unbalanced diet leads to all kinds of sicknesses.
  • Parts of speech
    Meaning
    to wreck; to ruin; to spoil; to damage
    Example sentence
    既成概念壊そう Let's break stereotypes!
  • Parts of speech
    Meaning
    to break (a bill, etc.)
    Example sentence
    毎晩夜更かししていると、こわすよ。 It'll do harm to you to sit up late every night.

Examples of 壊す, 毀す, こわす in a sentence


Verb Conjugations

Non-Past

Plain
壊す
Plain Polite
壊します
Negative
壊さない
Negative Polite
壊しません

Past

Plain
壊した
Plain Polite
壊しました
Negative
壊さなかった
Negative Polite
壊しませんでした

Te

Plain
壊して
Plain Polite
壊しまして
Negative
--
Negative Polite
--

Passive

Plain
壊される
Plain Polite
壊されます
Negative
壊されない
Negative Polite
壊されません

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