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瞬く屡叩く目叩く
Readings
またたく
matataku
Reading restricted to 瞬く
しばたたく
shibatataku
Reading restricted to 瞬く
Reading restricted to 屡叩く
しばたく
shibataku
Reading restricted to 瞬く
まばたく
mabataku
Reading restricted to 瞬く
めたたく
metataku
Reading restricted to 瞬く
Reading restricted to 目叩く
めばたく
mebataku
Reading restricted to 瞬く
Meanings
Godan verb with 'ku' ending
Transitive verb
to twinkle (e.g. stars), to flicker, to wavercligner des yeux, clignoter, scintiller

to blink (one's eyes), to winkblinzeln, zwinkern
Kanji
ON: シュンKUN: またた.く, まじろ.ぐ
wink, blink, twinkle

ON: KUN: しばしば
often, frequently

ON: コウKUN: たた.く, はた.く, すぎ
strike, beat, hit, thrash, criticize

ON: モク, ボクKUN: め, -め, ま-
eye, class, look, insight, experience, care, favor

ON: コウKUN: たた.く, はた.く, すぎ
strike, beat, hit, thrash, criticize

Conjugated forms
Example sentences
漁火が島影に瞬く。Parts: 漁火 (ぎょか), 島影 (しまかげ), 瞬く (またたく)A fishing light wavers under the lee of an island.
Fires for luring fish at night flicker on the silhouette of an island.

ろうそくの火がそよ風に瞬いている。Parts: 蝋燭 (ろうそく), (ひ), そよ風 (そよかぜ), 瞬く (またたく)The candle's flame is flickering in the soft breeze.
Une bougie vacille dans la brise.

Community comments
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