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負ける, 敗ける

JLPT 4
Kana Reading
まける
Romaji
makeru
Word Senses
  • Parts of speech
    Ichidan verb, intransitive verb
    Meaning
    to lose; to be defeated
    Example sentence
    は「負けられない戦いです」と振り絞った。 He shouted at the top of his voice, "This is a battle we cannot lose."
  • Parts of speech
    Meaning
    to succumb; to give in; to surrender; to yield
    Example sentence
    自分でも負けた Even I was defeated.
  • Parts of speech
    Meaning
    to be inferior to
    Example sentence
    そういう相手は、見せ掛けだけ怜悧な技術は、見抜かれた負けていた思う I think that against somebody like that, my seemingly clever techniques would be seen through and then I would be defeated.
  • Parts of speech
    Meaning
    to break out in a rash due to (e.g. lacquer, shaving, etc.)
    Example sentence
    料理ことあれば誰にも負けないよ。 When it comes to cooking, no one can beat me.
  • Parts of speech
    Ichidan verb, transitive verb
    Meaning
    to reduce the price; to lower the price; to give a discount on
    Example sentence
    誘惑負けてはいけない。 You must not yield to temptation.

Examples of 負ける, 敗ける, まける in a sentence


Verb Conjugations

Non-Past

Plain
負ける
Plain Polite
負けます
Negative
負けない
Negative Polite
負けません

Past

Plain
負けた
Plain Polite
負けました
Negative
負けなかった
Negative Polite
負けませんでした

Te

Plain
負けて
Plain Polite
負けまして
Negative
--
Negative Polite
--

Passive

Plain
負けられる
Plain Polite
負けられます
Negative
負けられない
Negative Polite
負けられません

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