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鳴く, 啼く

JLPT 5
Kana Reading
なく
Romaji
naku
Word Senses
  • Parts of speech
    Godan verb with `ku' ending
    Meaning
    to sing (bird)
    Example sentence
    鳴かずば打たれまい The pheasant would not be shot but for its cries.
  • Parts of speech
    Meaning
    to bark; to purr; to make sound (animal)
    Example sentence
    が鳴いていますね。 There's a bird singing in the cage, isn't there?

Examples of 鳴く, 啼く, なく in a sentence


Verb Conjugations

Non-Past

Plain
鳴く
Plain Polite
鳴きます
Negative
鳴かない
Negative Polite
鳴きません

Past

Plain
鳴いた
Plain Polite
鳴きました
Negative
鳴かなかった
Negative Polite
鳴きませんでした

Te

Plain
鳴いて
Plain Polite
鳴きまして
Negative
--
Negative Polite
--

Passive

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

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