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遊び, あそび
1. play, playing, game
2. pleasure, amusement, pastime, recreation, diversion
3. play (in a mechanism, e.g. a steering wheel)
4. flexibility (in a performance, art, etc.), freedom
See 遊び紙, Abbreviation
5. flyleaf
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すさび, 荒び, 進び, 遊び
Usually in kana
amusement, diversion (to pass time), pastime, recreation
遊ぶ, あそぶ, あすぶ
Conjugated: 遊び
Godan verb, Intransitive
1. to play (games, sports), to enjoy oneself, to have a good time
2. to mess about (with alcohol, gambling, philandery, etc.)
3. to be idle, to do nothing, to be unused
4. to meet up (with friends), to hang out
5. to give oneself up (to gambling, drinking, etc.)
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荒ぶ, 進ぶ, 遊ぶ, すさぶ
Conjugated: 遊び
Godan verb, Intransitive, See 荒む・1
1. to grow wild, to run to waste, to become degenerate
2. to become rough (of art, craft, etc.), to lose refinement, to deteriorate (of skill)
Auxiliary verb, usu. after -masu stem
3. to intensify (of wind, rain, etc.), to become more severe
Only 遊ぶ, Archaism
4. to do as one pleases, to amuse oneself, to play around
遊び, あそびば
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遊び, 火あそび, ひあそび
Takes suru
1. playing with fire
Idiomatic expression
2. doing something dangerous
3. playing around (with someone), flirting, having an affair
遊び, みずあそび
Takes suru, Intransitive
playing in the water (sea, lake, river, etc.), playing with water
遊び友達, あそびともだち
playmate, companion, friend to play with
遊び, わるあそび
prank, evil pleasures, gambling
遊び, 遊びゴコロ, 遊びごころ, あそび心, 遊心, あそびごころ, あそびゴコロ
1. playfulness, playful mood
2. imaginativeness
遊び, あそびごと
game, pastime, recreation, diversion
遊び, ひなあそび
playing with dolls displayed on the Girl's Festival
遊び, あそび女, あそびめ
遊び, あそびぐるま
idle pulley
遊び, つちあそび
making things out of dirt (for fun)
遊び, おんなあそび
chasing after women, womanizing
遊び, 田遊, たあそび
Shinto term
ritual performance (usually around New Year) to pray for a successful rice harvest in the coming year
遊び, あそびがみ
遊び, 東遊, あずまあそび
Azuma-asobi (ancient Japanese dance suite that originated in eastern Japan)
遊び, 神遊, かみあそび
Takes suru, See 神楽
song and dance performed as an offering to the gods
遊び, どろあそび
playing in the mud, playing with mud
遊び, うみあそび
playing in the sea
遊び, そとあそび
playing outside
遊び, 磯あそび, いそあそび
gathering shellfish, crabs, etc. on the seashore
遊び, 遊着, あそびぎ
1. (children's) play clothes, playsuit, rompers
2. leisurewear, leisure clothes
3. sports coat, sportswear
遊び, あそびうた
action rhymes, song sung (by children) as part of a game
遊び, あそびがね
See 遊金・ゆうきん
idle funds, idle money
遊び, おとこあそび
See 女遊び
chasing after men
遊び, あそびげ
straggling hair, loose hairs
遊び相手, あそびあいて
playmate, playfellow
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遊び道具, あそびどうぐ
plaything, toy
遊び半分, あそびはんぶん
NA-adjective, May take 'no'
half in fun
遊び歩く, あそびあるく
Godan verb, Intransitive
to walk about, to go out (here and there), to gad about
独り遊び, 一人遊び, ひとりあそび
playing alone