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聞く, 聴く, きく
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
「昨日あの授業の講義を聞いていましたか」と学生がたずねた。
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聞く, きくみみ
Expression
acute ear, good ear
聞く, ひのきく, ひのぎく
Yodan verb, Archaism
to hear faintly
音に聞く, おとにきく
Expression, Godan verb, Idiomatic expression
to be widely known, to be famous
香を聞く, こうをきく
Expression, Godan verb, See 聞く・7
to smell incense
噂を聞く, うわさを聞く, うわさをきく
Expression, Godan verb
to hear a rumor, to get wind of
その後彼のうわさを聞かない。
垣間聞く, かいま聞く, かいまきく
Godan verb, Transitive, See 垣間見る・かいまみる, Colloquialism, Obscure term
to get wind of
立ち聞く, 立聞く, たちきく
Godan verb
to listen in, to eavesdrop
伝え聞く, つたえきく
Godan verb, Transitive
to learn by hearsay
お願いを聞く, おねがいをきく
Expression, Godan verb
to grant someone's request
すみませんが、お願いをきいてくださいませんか。
聞くだけ野暮, きくだけやぼ
Expression
asking would be rude, tasteless question
漏れ聞く, もれきく
Godan verb, Transitive
to overhear
言うことを聞く, 言う事を聞く, いうことをきく
Expression, Godan verb, See 言うことを聞かない
to do what one is told to, to take someone's advice, to listen to what someone says
その少年は両親の言うことを聞く。
聞く耳を持たぬ, 聞く耳をもたぬ, きくみみをもたぬ
Expression
to turn a deaf ear to, to not listen to, to not get the message
聞く耳を持たない, 聞く耳をもたない, きくみみをもたない
Expression
to turn a deaf ear to, to not listen to, to not get the message
私は彼に言い聞かせているが、彼はそもそも聞く耳を持たない。
聞くも涙語るも涙, 聞くも涙、語るも涙, きくもなみだかたるもなみだ
Expression, May take 'no'
(a story) so sad that both the speaker and the listener shed tears
聞くところによると, 聞く所によると, きくところによると
Expression
from what I've heard, according to reports, from what they say
見ると聞くとは大違い, みるときくとはおおちがい
Expression, Proverb
there is a great difference between being told about something and actually seeing it with your own eyes
聞くと見るとは大違い, きくとみるとはおおちがい
Expression, Proverb
don't believe everything you hear, seeing is believing, to have heard of is not to have seen
聞くは一時の恥聞かぬは末代の恥, きくはいっときのはじきかぬはまつだいのはじ
Expression, See 聞くは一時の恥聞かぬは一生の恥, Proverb
better to ask and be embarrassed than not ask and never know
聞くは一時の恥聞かぬは一生の恥, きくはいっときのはじきかぬはいっしょうのはじ
Expression, Proverb
better to ask and be embarrassed than not ask and never know
道を訊く, 道を聞く, みちをきく
Expression, Godan verb
to ask the way
タメ口をきく, タメ口を聞く, ため口をきく, ため口を聞く, タメぐちをきく, ためぐちをきく
Expression, Godan verb, See タメ口・タメぐち
to talk casually, to use one's peer language (to others)
口をきく, 口を利く, 口を聞く, くちをきく
Expression, Godan verb, Idiomatic expression
1. to speak, to talk
2. to mediate, to act as a go-between, to put in a good word (for someone)