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落とす, 落す

JLPT 4
Kana Reading
おとす
Romaji
otosu
Word Senses
  • Parts of speech
    Godan verb with `su' ending, transitive verb
    Meaning
    to drop; to lose; to let fall; to shed (light); to cast (one's gaze); to pour in (liquid); to leave behind
    Example sentence
    日本語ソフト落とすコツいいサイトありません Are there any knacks, or good sites, for downloading Japanese software?
  • Parts of speech
    Meaning
    to clean off (dirt, makeup, paint, etc.); to remove (e.g. stains or facial hair); to lose; to spend money at a certain place; to omit; to leave out; to secretly let escape
    Example sentence
    速度落とす装置ハンプ狭さくについて意見あったら書いてください If you have any opinions concerning traffic calming devices (humps, curb extensions, etc.) please write them.
  • Parts of speech
    Meaning
    to lose (a match); to reject (an applicant); to fail (a course); to defeat (in an election)
    Example sentence
    つまりいくつかのは、暴発例えば落とされた防ぐために優れた安全機構持っていますそうでない多いのです In short some guns have excellent security systems to prevent accidental firing (e.g. when dropped), others don't.
  • Parts of speech
    Meaning
    to lower (e.g. shoulders or voice); to lessen (e.g. production or body weight); to worsen (quality); to reduce (e.g. rank or popularity); to speak badly of; to make light of; to fall into straitened circumstances
    Example sentence
    ほっそいほとんどスピード落とさず、走りこんだ。「近なんですよ」「ってここ、あぜ~~~っ!」 We sped into the narrow track, hardly dropping any speed. "It's a short cut!" "Oi! It's a footpath!!"
  • Parts of speech
    Meaning
    to fall into (e.g. a dilemma or sin); to make one's own; to have one's bid accepted; to force surrender; to take (e.g. an enemy camp or castle); to forcefully convince; to press for a confession; to deal with
    Example sentence
    落とさないようにつけなさい You must be careful not to drop the eggs.
  • Parts of speech
    computer terminology
    Meaning
    to download; to copy from a computer to another medium
    Example sentence
    落としてしまったに違いない I must have lost it.
  • Parts of speech
    Martial Arts Term
    Meaning
    to make someone swoon (judo)
    Example sentence
    約束守りなさいそうしない評判落としますよ。 Keep your word; otherwise you'll end up losing face.
  • Parts of speech
    Meaning
    to finish a story (e.g. with the punch line)
    Example sentence
    地面に落としていないなさい Don't keep your eyes on the ground; look at me.
  • Parts of speech
    Meaning
    to finish (a period, e.g. of fasting)
    Example sentence
    木々すべて落としていた。 The trees were bare of leaves.

Examples of 落とす, 落す, おとす in a sentence


Verb Conjugations

Non-Past

Plain
落とす
Plain Polite
落とします
Negative
落とさない
Negative Polite
落としません

Past

Plain
落とした
Plain Polite
落としました
Negative
落とさなかった
Negative Polite
落としませんでした

Te

Plain
落として
Plain Polite
落としまして
Negative
--
Negative Polite
--

Passive

Plain
落とされる
Plain Polite
落とされます
Negative
落とされない
Negative Polite
落とされません

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