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操る

JLPT 1
Kana Reading
あやつる
Romaji
ayatsuru
Word Senses
  • Parts of speech
    Godan verb with `ru' ending, transitive verb
    Meaning
    to manipulate; to operate; to handle; to operate (e.g. a machine); to steer (a ship)
    Example sentence
    儲けようする投機筋操られているのです It's being manipulated by investors trying to make it rich.
  • Parts of speech
    Meaning
    to have a good command of (a language); to be fluent in
    Example sentence
    英語以外にも2つ言語自由にあやつる He has two languages at his command besides English.
  • Parts of speech
    Meaning
    to operate a puppet; to pull the strings of a puppet
    Example sentence
    は、数字操るのがへたです I am awkward with numbers.
  • Parts of speech
    Meaning
    to mastermind; to pull the strings; to control from the shadows
    Example sentence
    あの通訳は5か国語自由に操る That interpreter is a master of five languages.
  • Parts of speech
    Meaning
    to play (a musical instrument)

Examples of 操る, あやつる in a sentence


Verb Conjugations

Non-Past

Plain
操る
Plain Polite
操ります
Negative
操らない
Negative Polite
操りません

Past

Plain
操った
Plain Polite
操りました
Negative
操らなかった
Negative Polite
操りませんでした

Te

Plain
操って
Plain Polite
操りまして
Negative
--
Negative Polite
--

Passive

Plain
操られる
Plain Polite
操られます
Negative
操られない
Negative Polite
操られません

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