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読む, よむ
Godan verb, Transitive
1. to read
See さばを読む, now mostly used in idioms
2. to count
3. to guess, to predict, to read (someone's thoughts), to see (e.g. into someone's heart), to divine
いつも本を読んでいるうちに眠ってしまう。
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再び読む, ふたたびよむ
Godan verb
to reread, to read again
空で読む, そらで読む, そらでよむ
Expression, Godan verb
to recite from memory
心を読む, こころを読む, こころをよむ
Expression, Godan verb, Idiomatic expression, usu. ~の...
to read (somebody's) thoughts, to guess what (someone) is thinking
サバを読む, さばを読む, 鯖を読む, サバをよむ, さばをよむ
Expression, Godan verb, Idiomatic expression
to manipulate figures to one's advantage, to count wrongly on purpose, to inflate or deflate one's age
空気を読む, くうきをよむ
Expression, Godan verb
to read the situation, to sense the mood
行間を読む, ぎょうかんをよむ
Expression, Godan verb
to read between the lines
行間を読むべきなんだよ。
鼻毛を読む, はなげをよむ
Expression, Godan verb
to lead (a man) around by the nose
むさぼり読む, 貪り読む, むさぼりよむ
Godan verb, Transitive
to read avidly
門前の小僧習わぬ経を読む, もんぜんのこぞうならわぬきょうをよむ
Expression, Proverb
you learn, without realising it, from what is around you, a shop-boy near the temple gate will recite sutras untaught