TAKOBOTO

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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?

公式問題集には"受け身の現在進行形"と説明されています。Parts: 公式 (こうしき), 問題集 (もんだいしゅう), には, 受け身 (うけみ), 現在進行形 (げんざいしんこうけい), 説明 (せつめい), 為れる (される)In the official question collection it is explained as being "passive voice of the present continuous tense".

テレビは精神を受け身の状態にして置くという点で有害である。Parts: テレビ, 精神 (せいしん), 受け身 (うけみ), 状態 (じょうたい), にして置く (にしておく), 言う (いう), (てん), 有害 (ゆうがい), であるTV is harmful in that it keeps your mind in a passive state.

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