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受身受け身
Readings
うけみ
ukemi
Meanings
Noun (futsuumeishi)
May take the particle 'no'
NA-adjective/adjectival noun (keiyodoshi)
the defensiveinerte, passif

passive attitude, passivity, passiveness
Linguistics terminology
the passive, passive voice

Martial arts term
ukemi (the art of falling safely)Passivität, Passiv, Leideform, Ukemi, Falltechnik, Fallschule

Kanji
ON: ジュKUN: う.ける, -う.け, う.かる
accept, undergo, answer (phone), take, get, catch, receive

ON: シンKUN:
somebody, person, one's station in life

ON: ジュKUN: う.ける, -う.け, う.かる
accept, undergo, answer (phone), take, get, catch, receive

ON: シンKUN:
somebody, person, one's station in life

Example sentences
どうしてそんなに受け身的なのか。仕返ししてはどうだ。Parts: 如何して (どうして), そんなに, 受け身 (うけみ), (てき), 仕返し (しかえし), 如何 (どう)How can you be so passive? Why don't you retaliate?

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