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返る, 反る

JLPT 2
Kana Reading
かえる
Romaji
kaeru
Word Senses
  • Parts of speech
    Godan verb with `ru' ending, intransitive verb
    Meaning
    to return; to come back; to go back
    Example sentence
    汚い行為報い必ず自分返ってくる What goes around comes around.
  • Parts of speech
    Meaning
    to turn over
    Example sentence
    片思いがいるのですが、 片思い忙しくてメールが返ってきません There's someone I'm in (unrequited) love with, but that person is busy now and I don't get replies to my emails.
  • Parts of speech
    suffix, Godan verb with `ru' ending
    Meaning
    (after the -masu stem of a verb) (to become) extremely; (to become) completely
    Example sentence
    元気なそのまま返ってくる杞憂だったな・・・。 Her cheerful voice responded just like that. Guess I was worrying over nothing...

Examples of 返る, 反る, かえる in a sentence


Verb Conjugations

Non-Past

Plain
返る
Plain Polite
返ります
Negative
返らない
Negative Polite
返りません

Past

Plain
返った
Plain Polite
返りました
Negative
返らなかった
Negative Polite
返りませんでした

Te

Plain
返って
Plain Polite
返りまして
Negative
--
Negative Polite
--

Passive

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

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