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, くち
1. mouth
2. opening, hole, gap, orifice
3. mouth (of a bottle), spout, nozzle, mouthpiece
4. gate, door, entrance, exit
See 口を利く・1
5. speaking, speech, talk (i.e. gossip)
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, く, こう
Only く, Buddhist term
1. mouth, speech
Suffix, Counter, usu. こう
2. counter for people or implements
1. too, also, in addition, as well, (not) either (in a negative sentence)
as AもBも
2. both A and B, A as well as B, neither A nor B (in a negative sentence)
used for emphasis or to express absence of doubt regarding a quantity, etc.
3. even, as much as, as many as, as far as, as long as, no less than, no fewer than
often as 〜ても, 〜でも, 〜とも, etc.
4. even if, even though, although, in spite of
Adverb, See もう・3, Colloquialism, Abbreviation
5. further, more, again, another, the other
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聞ける, きける
Conjugated: きけなかった
Ichidan verb, Transitive, Archaism
to tell
聞く, 聴く, きく
Conjugated: きけなかった
Godan verb, Transitive
1. to hear
esp. 聴く
2. to listen (e.g. to music)
聴く is used in legal and official contexts
3. to ask, to enquire, to query
4. to hear about, to hear of, to learn of
5. to follow (advice, order, etc.), to obey, to listen to, to comply with
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効く, 利く, きく
Conjugated: きけなかった
Godan verb, Intransitive, See 薬が効く, usu. 効く
1. to be effective, to take effect, to be good (for)
See 目が利く, usu. 利く for body senses, functions, etc.
2. to work, to function well
See 割引が効く
3. to be possible (to do, use, etc.), to be able to
Transitive, See 聞く・8
4. to taste (alcohol), to try
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訊く, きく
Conjugated: きけなかった
Godan verb, Transitive, See 聞く・きく・3
to ask, to enquire, to query