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覗く, 覘く, 窺く, 臨く

JLPT 2
Kana Reading
のぞく
Romaji
nozoku
Word Senses
  • Parts of speech
    Godan verb with `ku' ending, transitive verb
    Meaning
    to peek (though a keyhole, gap, etc.)
    Example sentence
    被写体気づかれないようにそぉっとカメラ取り出しファインダー覗く I quietly take out my camera, so as not to be noticed by my photographic subject, and peek through the finder.
  • Parts of speech
    Meaning
    to look down into (a ravine, etc.)
    Example sentence
    隣人からちょこっと覗かせた。 The neighbor popped his head up over the wall for a moment.
  • Parts of speech
    Meaning
    to peek into (a shop, bookstore, etc.)
    Example sentence
    部屋のぞいてみたら、だれもいなかった Looking into the room, I found nobody there.
  • Parts of speech
    Meaning
    to sneak a look at; to take a quick look at
    Example sentence
    彼女はそのからのぞいた。 She looked out through the hole.
  • Parts of speech
    Meaning
    to peep (through a telescope, microscope, etc.)
    Example sentence
    彼女ショーウインドウちょっとのぞいてみた。 She looked in at the show window.
  • Parts of speech
    Godan verb with `ku' ending, intransitive verb
    Meaning
    to stick out (a scarf from a collar, etc.); to peek through (sky through a forest canopy, etc.)
    Example sentence
    顕微鏡のぞいていた。 He was looking through a microscope.
  • Parts of speech
    Meaning
    to face
    Example sentence
    はそののぞいた He looked into the box.

Examples of 覗く, 覘く, 窺く, 臨く, のぞく in a sentence


Verb Conjugations

Non-Past

Plain
覗く
Plain Polite
覗きます
Negative
覗かない
Negative Polite
覗きません

Past

Plain
覗いた
Plain Polite
覗きました
Negative
覗かなかった
Negative Polite
覗きませんでした

Te

Plain
覗いて
Plain Polite
覗きまして
Negative
--
Negative Polite
--

Passive

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

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