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迫る, 逼る

JLPT 2
Kana Reading
せまる
Romaji
semaru
Word Senses
  • Parts of speech
    Godan verb with `ru' ending, intransitive verb
    Meaning
    to approach; to draw near; to be imminent
    Example sentence
    大寒1年寒さが厳しくなるすが、うすぐ間近迫っている言えます Major Cold: It's the day of the year that the cold is most severe, but you could also say that Spring is just coming around the corner.
  • Parts of speech
    Godan verb with `ru' ending, transitive verb
    Meaning
    to press (someone for something); to urge; to compel
    Example sentence
    夕暮れ谷間迫っていた Evening was closing in on the valley.

Examples of 迫る, 逼る, せまる in a sentence


Verb Conjugations

Non-Past

Plain
迫る
Plain Polite
迫ります
Negative
迫らない
Negative Polite
迫りません

Past

Plain
迫った
Plain Polite
迫りました
Negative
迫らなかった
Negative Polite
迫りませんでした

Te

Plain
迫って
Plain Polite
迫りまして
Negative
--
Negative Polite
--

Passive

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

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