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くる, 来る, 來る
1. to come (spatially or temporally), to approach, to arrive
Auxiliary verb, See 行って来る, Usually in kana, after the -te form of a verb
2. to come back, to do ... and come back
3. to come to be, to become, to get, to grow, to continue
4. to come from, to be caused by, to derive from
See と来たら
5. to come to (i.e. "when it comes to spinach ...")
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繰る, くる
Godan verb, Transitive
1. to reel, to wind, to spin (thread)
2. to turn (pages), to flip through (a book), to leaf through (a book), to consult (a dictionary), to refer to (an encyclopedia)
3. to count (e.g. the days)
4. to open one-by-one, to close one-by-one (e.g. shutters)
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くる, 佝僂
See 佝僂病, Usually in kana
1. rickets
2. someone suffering from rickets
呉る, くる
Nidan verb, Transitive, See 呉れる・1, Archaism
to give, to let one have, to do for one
えぐる, 抉る, 刳る, 剔る, くる
Godan verb, Transitive, Usually in kana
1. to gouge, to hollow out, to bore, to excavate, to scoop out
Only えぐる
2. to greatly perturb, to cause emotional pain
3. to get to the bottom of things, to relentlessly bring the truth to light
, くる, くろろ, くる, くる
1. pivot hinge (using extensions on the top and bottom of a door that fit into cavities in the frame)
See 猿・4
2. sliding wooden bolt (for holding a door or window shut)
, くる
1. car, automobile, vehicle
2. wheel
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苦しむ, くるしむ
Godan verb, Intransitive
to suffer, to groan, to be worried
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苦しい, くるしい
1. painful, difficult, tough, hard
2. distressing, (psychologically) difficult, stressful, awkward (e.g. position)
3. straitened (circumstances), tight (financial situation), needy, struggling
4. strained (interpretation, explanation, etc.), lame (e.g. excuse), forced (e.g. smile), far-fetched
Suffix, See 寝苦しい・ねぐるしい, See 見苦しい・みぐるしい, after -masu stem of verb; often ぐるしい
5. hard to do, unpleasant
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くる, 包む
Godan verb, Transitive, See 包む・つつむ・1, Usually in kana
to wrap up, to pack, to do up, to cover with, to dress in
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See クルド人
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くる, 胡桃, クルミ
Usually in kana
walnut (Juglans spp., esp. Juglans regia)
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苦しみ, くるしみ
pain, anguish, distress, suffering, hardship
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狂う, くる
Godan verb, Intransitive
1. to go mad, to lose one's mind, to go crazy, to go insane
2. to get out of order, to go amiss, to malfunction, to become imprecise
3. to go wrong (of a plan or expectation, etc.), to fall through, to get mixed up
4. to go crazy (over someone or something), to get enthusiastic, to go wild
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くる, 転
Adverb, Adverb taking the 'to' particle, Usually in kana, Onomatopoeic or mimetic word
1. turning around (once)
2. suddenly, abruptly
3. completely (wrapped in something), quickly (unwrapping something)
4. beautiful, round (eyes)
See くるり棒, Abbreviation
5. flail (for threshing grain)
苦しめる, くるしめる
Ichidan verb, Transitive
1. to torment, to pain, to inflict (physical) pain, to hurt
2. to harass, to cause (emotional) pain, to afflict, to distress, to bother, to trouble, to stump, to baffle
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くるくる, クルクル
Adverb, Adverb taking the 'to' particle, Takes suru, Onomatopoeic or mimetic word
1. whirling, revolving, spinning, going round and round
2. coiling around, winding around, rolling around
3. working tirelessly, working hard
4. constantly changing
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狂い, くる
1. madness, insanity
2. irregularity, deviation, being out of order
Noun, used as a suffix, usu. pronounced ぐるい as a suffix
3. fanaticism, fanatic, enthusiast, nut
狂わせる, くるわせる
Ichidan verb, Transitive
1. to drive mad, to upset, to disturb, to confuse
2. to cause a malfunction, to throw out of kilter, to put out of order, to derail, to detune (e.g. instrument)
車椅子, 車いす, くるまいす
wheelchair, folding push-chair
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くる, 佝僂病, 痀瘻病, くるびょう
クル, 久留子
Usually in kana
cross sign
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来る日, くる, くる
the coming days
cruzeiro (former currency of Brazil)
車止め, くるまどめ
(railway) buffer stop, bumper, bumping post
来る年, くるとし
the coming year
くるぶし, 踝
Anatomical term, Usually in kana
ankle, malleolus, ankle bone
車屋, くるまや
1. small car dealership, auto repair shop selling cars
2. wheelwright, cartwright
3. rickshawman, rickshaw station
くるまる, 包まる
Godan verb, Intransitive, Usually in kana
to be wrapped up (e.g. in a blanket), to cover oneself
クルミ目, クルミもく
Juglandales (order of plants)
クルミ科, クルミか
See 胡桃
Juglandaceae (plant family), walnut family
枢木, くるるぎ
See 猿・4
sliding wooden bolt (for holding a door or window shut)
くるり棒, くるりぼう
See 殻竿, Obscure term
flail (for threshing grain)
See クループ, Medicine term, also written 格魯布
Adverb, See くるり・1, Onomatopoeic or mimetic word
1. turning around, spinning around, curling up
Takes suru
2. round and charming (e.g. eyes)
苦しさ, くるしさ
See 苦しみ
pain, anguish, distress, suffering, hardship