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違う
Readings
ちがう
chigau
Meanings
Godan verb with 'u' ending
intransitive verb
to differ (from), to varyêtre différent, différer

to not be in the usual condition
to not match the correct (answer, etc.)
See also: 話が違う
to be different from promised

at sentence-end, often as 〜のと違うか
Dialect: Kansai-ben
isn't it?, wasn't it?быть други́м, отлича́ться, различа́ться (по чему-л.), расходи́ться (с чем-л.)anders sein, verschieden sein, sich unterscheiden, nicht stimmen, falsch sein, sich irren, nein, nicht, ändern

Kanji
ON: KUN: ちが.う, ちが.い, ちが.える, -ちが.える, たが.う, たが.える
difference, differ

Conjugated forms
Example sentences
運んできてくれたランチは噂に違わず旨かった。Parts: 運ぶ (はこぶ), 来る (くる), 呉れる (くれる), ランチ, (うわさ), 違う (たがう), 上手い (うまい)The lunch she brought to me was as delicious as rumoured.
The lunch she brought to me was as delicious as I'd heard people say it would be.

そんなばかなことを言うなんて彼は気でも違ったのか。Parts: そんな, 馬鹿 (ばか), (こと), 言う (いう), なんて, (かれ), (き), でも, 違う (ちがう)Is he mad that he should say such a foolish thing?

その点では私は君と意見が違う。Parts: 其の (その), (てん), (わたし), (きみ), 意見 (いけん), 違う (ちがう)I differ from you on that point.

君は違う方にいきますよ。Parts: 此の (この), バス, じゃ, 違う (ちがう), (ほう), 行く (いく)You're going the wrong way.
Du gehst in die falsche Richtung.
You're going in the wrong direction.
Du gehst in die verkehrte Richtung.

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