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動く

JLPT 4
Kana Reading
うごく
Romaji
ugoku
Word Senses
  • Parts of speech
    Godan verb with `ku' ending, intransitive verb
    Meaning
    to move; to stir; to shift; to shake; to swing
    Example sentence
    その動こうしなかった The car wouldn't start.
  • Parts of speech
    Meaning
    to operate; to run; to go; to work
    Example sentence
    関節は、単独動くほか動き連動して動きます。 The shoulder joints, as well as moving on their own, also move in conjunction with arm movements.
  • Parts of speech
    Meaning
    to be touched; to be influenced
    Example sentence
    関節は、単独動くほか動き連動して動きます The shoulder joints, as well as moving on their own, also move in conjunction with arm movements.
  • Parts of speech
    Meaning
    to change; to vary; to fluctuate; to waver
    Example sentence
    動けるようになる健康有難実感しますよね。 It's when you become able to move that the real value of health hits home.
  • Parts of speech
    Meaning
    certain; factual
    Example sentence
    静かにみんなその場動かないで。これから持ち物検査はじめます。 Quiet! Everybody stay where they are, there will now be a possessions check.
  • Parts of speech
    Meaning
    to be transferred
    Example sentence
    路面電車電気動く Streetcars run on electricity.

Examples of 動く, うごく in a sentence


Verb Conjugations

Non-Past

Plain
動く
Plain Polite
動きます
Negative
動かない
Negative Polite
動きません

Past

Plain
動いた
Plain Polite
動きました
Negative
動かなかった
Negative Polite
動きませんでした

Te

Plain
動いて
Plain Polite
動きまして
Negative
--
Negative Polite
--

Passive

Plain
動かれる
Plain Polite
動かれます
Negative
動かれない
Negative Polite
動かれません

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