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背を向ける

Kana Reading
せをむける
Romaji
sewomukeru
Word Senses
  • Parts of speech
    Expressions (phrases, clauses, etc.), Ichidan verb
    Meaning
    to pretend not to see; to turn one's back on
    Example sentence
    古い伝統背を向ける He turned his back on the old tradition.

Examples of 背を向ける, せをむける in a sentence


Verb Conjugations

Non-Past

Plain
背を向ける
Plain Polite
背を向けます
Negative
背を向けない
Negative Polite
背を向けません

Past

Plain
背を向けた
Plain Polite
背を向けました
Negative
背を向けなかった
Negative Polite
背を向けませんでした

Te

Plain
背を向けて
Plain Polite
背を向けまして
Negative
--
Negative Polite
--

Passive

Plain
背を向けられる
Plain Polite
背を向けられます
Negative
背を向けられない
Negative Polite
背を向けられません

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