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探す, 捜す

JLPT 4
Kana Reading
さがす
Romaji
sagasu
Word Senses
  • Parts of speech
    Godan verb with `su' ending, transitive verb
    Meaning
    to search (for something lost); to seek (a suspect in a crime)
    Example sentence
    「これが探していたもの」とは叫ん This is what I was looking for! he exclaimed.
  • Parts of speech
    Meaning
    to search (for something desired, needed); to look for
    Example sentence
    いい監督探すのに3費やしたが、見つからなかった I spent three years looking for a good director, but couldn't find one.

Examples of 探す, 捜す, さがす in a sentence


Verb Conjugations

Non-Past

Plain
探す
Plain Polite
探します
Negative
探さない
Negative Polite
探しません

Past

Plain
探した
Plain Polite
探しました
Negative
探さなかった
Negative Polite
探しませんでした

Te

Plain
探して
Plain Polite
探しまして
Negative
--
Negative Polite
--

Passive

Plain
探される
Plain Polite
探されます
Negative
探されない
Negative Polite
探されません

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