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Ichidan verb
intransitive verb
Usually written using kana alone
to spill, to fall out of, to overflowdéborder

to peek through, to become visible (although normally not)
to escape (of a smile, tear, etc.)daneben fallen, herunterfallen, verschüttet werden, überfließen, übergehen, hinunterlaufen, herauslaufen
ON: レイKUN: ぜろ, こぼ.す, こぼ.れる
zero, spill, overflow, nothing, cipher

ON: イツKUN: こぼ.れる, あふ.れる, み.ちる
overflow, inundate, spill

Conjugated forms
Example sentences
今日は仕事にあぶれた。Parts: 今日 (きょう), 仕事 (しごと), 溢れる (あぶれる)I found no job today.

その街は活気にあふれていた。Parts: 其の (その), (まち), 活気 (かっき), 溢れる (あふれる)The town was full of activity.

急に涙がこぼれてきた。Parts: 急に (きゅうに), (なみだ), 零れる (こぼれる), 来る (くる)I burst into tears.

コーヒーがこぼれましたよ。Parts: 珈琲 (コーヒー), 零れる (こぼれる)You've spilt your coffee.

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