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浮く

JLPT 2
Kana Reading
うく
Romaji
uku
Word Senses
  • Parts of speech
    Godan verb with `ku' ending, intransitive verb
    Meaning
    to float
    Example sentence
    浮く性質ある Oil will float on water.
  • Parts of speech
    Meaning
    to become merry; to be cheerful
    Example sentence
    浮く沈む Wood floats, but iron sinks.
  • Parts of speech
    Meaning
    to become loose; to become unsteady
    Example sentence
    浮く Wood floats in water.
  • Parts of speech
    Meaning
    to feel out of it; to be cut off (e.g. from those around you); to feel out of place
    Example sentence
    浮くことさえできないまして泳げない He can't even float let alone swim.
  • Parts of speech
    Meaning
    to be frivolous; to be uncertain
    Example sentence
    白い青空に浮いている。 A white cloud is floating in the blue summer sky.
  • Parts of speech
    Meaning
    to have no basis; to be unreliable
    Example sentence
    石油特質一つ浮くいうことである One quality of oil is that it floats on water.

Examples of 浮く, うく in a sentence


Verb Conjugations

Non-Past

Plain
浮く
Plain Polite
浮きます
Negative
浮かない
Negative Polite
浮きません

Past

Plain
浮いた
Plain Polite
浮きました
Negative
浮かなかった
Negative Polite
浮きませんでした

Te

Plain
浮いて
Plain Polite
浮きまして
Negative
--
Negative Polite
--

Passive

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

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