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通る, 徹る, 透る

JLPT 4
Kana Reading
とおる
Romaji
tōru
Word Senses
  • Parts of speech
    Godan verb with `ru' ending, intransitive verb
    Meaning
    to go by; to go past; to go along; to travel along; to pass through; to use (a road); to take (a route); to go via; to go by way of
    Example sentence
    そしてこの法律案通らなかった場合においておまえどういう責任をとるのだ And how will you take responsibility in the case that this bill doesn't pass?
  • Parts of speech
    Meaning
    to run (between); to operate (between); to connect
    Example sentence
    松葉杖ってけっこうムズいな・・・。「すみませんストレッチャー通ります!」 Crutches are pretty tricky ... "Excuse me, stretcher coming through!"
  • Parts of speech
    Meaning
    to go indoors; to go into a room; to be admitted; to be shown in; to be ushered in; to come in
    Example sentence
    列車ゴーっと立ててトンネル通りすぎた The train roared through the tunnel.
  • Parts of speech
    Meaning
    to penetrate; to pierce; to skewer; to go through; to come through
    Example sentence
    落石通じる唯一の通れなくなった Fallen rocks cut off the only access to the village.
  • Parts of speech
    Meaning
    to permeate; to soak into; to spread throughout
    Example sentence
    容易試験通る思う I expect her to pass the examination easily.
  • Parts of speech
    Meaning
    to carry (e.g. of a voice); to reach far
    Example sentence
    夕べ10のそば通ったよ。 I passed by your house about 10 last night.
  • Parts of speech
    Meaning
    to be passed on (e.g. of a customer's order to the kitchen); to be relayed; to be conveyed
    Example sentence
    郵便局のそば通っていく I'm going by the post office.
  • Parts of speech
    Meaning
    to pass (a test, a bill in the House, etc.); to be approved; to be accepted
    Example sentence
    通って表通り出た I went through the gate out onto the street.
  • Parts of speech
    Meaning
    to go by (a name); to be known as; to be accepted as; to have a reputation for
    Example sentence
    とても狭くてその通れません The gate is so narrow that the car can't pass through it.
  • Parts of speech
    Meaning
    to be coherent; to be logical; to be reasonable; to be comprehensible; to be understandable; to make sense
    Example sentence
    はその通れるほど広い The gate is wide enough for the car to go through.
  • Parts of speech
    Meaning
    to get across (e.g. of one's point); to be understood
    Example sentence
    黙っていて通った There was no need for verbal communication.
  • Parts of speech
    Meaning
    to be straight (e.g. wood grain)
    Example sentence
    倒れていて通れなくなっていた。 The road was obstructed by fallen trees.
  • Parts of speech
    Meaning
    to be well-informed; to be wise
    Example sentence
    無理通れば道理となる Where might is master, justice is servant.
  • Parts of speech
    suffix, Godan verb with `ru' ending
    Meaning
    to do ... completely; to do ... thoroughly
    Example sentence
    無理通れば道理引っ込む Might makes right.

Examples of 通る, 徹る, 透る, とおる in a sentence


Verb Conjugations

Non-Past

Plain
通る
Plain Polite
通ります
Negative
通らない
Negative Polite
通りません

Past

Plain
通った
Plain Polite
通りました
Negative
通らなかった
Negative Polite
通りませんでした

Te

Plain
通って
Plain Polite
通りまして
Negative
--
Negative Polite
--

Passive

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

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