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hiku
English
Godan verb with 'ku' ending
Transitive verb
to pull, to tug, to lead (e.g. a horse)

Godan verb with 'ku' ending
Transitive verb
See also: 惹く・ひく
See also: 注意を引く
to draw (attention, sympathy, etc.), to attract (e.g. interest)

Godan verb with 'ku' ending
Transitive verb
to draw back (e.g. one's hand), to draw in (one's chin, stomach, etc.), to pull in

Godan verb with 'ku' ending
Transitive verb
to draw (a card, mahjong tile, etc.)

Godan verb with 'ku' ending
Transitive verb
See also: 図面を引く
to draw (a line, plan, etc.)

Godan verb with 'ku' ending
Transitive verb
See also: 風邪を引く
to catch (a cold)

Godan verb with 'ku' ending
Transitive verb
See also: 弾く・ひく
to play (a stringed or keyboard instrument)

Godan verb with 'ku' ending
Transitive verb
See also: 辞書を引く
to look up (in a dictionary, phone book, etc.), to consult, to check

Godan verb with 'ku' ending
Transitive verb
esp. 牽く
to haul, to pull (vehicles)

Godan verb with 'ku' ending
Transitive verb
to subtract, to deduct

Godan verb with 'ku' ending
Transitive verb
to recede, to ebb, to fade

Godan verb with 'ku' ending
Transitive verb
to be descend from, to inherit (a characteristic)

Godan verb with 'ku' ending
Transitive verb
to quote, to cite, to raise (as evidence)

Godan verb with 'ku' ending
Transitive verb
to lay on (electricity, gas, etc.), to install (e.g. a telephone), to supply (e.g. water)

Godan verb with 'ku' ending
Transitive verb
to hold (e.g. a note)

Godan verb with 'ku' ending
Transitive verb
to apply (e.g. lipstick), to oil (e.g. a pan), to wax (e.g. a floor)

Godan verb with 'ku' ending
Intransitive verb
See also: 退く・ひく・1
to move back

Godan verb with 'ku' ending
Intransitive verb
See also: 退く・ひく・2
to lessen, to subside, to go down (e.g. of swelling)

Godan verb with 'ku' ending
Intransitive verb
See also: 退く・ひく・3
to resign, to retire, to quit

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Conjugated forms
Present, Future 引く, 引きます
[does], will [do]
引かない, 引きません
doesn't [do], will not [do]
Past 引いた, 引きました
[did]
引かなかった, 引きませんでした
didn't [do]
Te-form, Continuative 引いて, 引きまして 引かないで, 引きませんで 引かなくて
Kanjis
ON: イン KUN: ひ.く, ひ.ける
pull, tug, jerk, admit, install, quote, refer to

Stroke: 4 Grade: 2 JLPT: N3 SKIP: 1-3-1 FC: 1220.0


ON: エイ KUN: ひ.く
pull, tug, jerk, admit, install, quote, refer to

Stroke: 6 SKIP: 4-6-4 FC: 5000.0


ON: ケン KUN: ひ.く
pull, tug, drag, lead by hand

Stroke: 11 SKIP: 2-2-9 FC: 0050.0


Phrases
ジョンはギターを引くことができません。
Parts: ギター 引く (ひく) 事が出来る (ことができません)
John cannot play the guitar.
John can't play the guitar.

10から2を引くと、8残る。
Parts: から 引く (ひく) 残る (のこる)
Two from ten leaves eight.

私は馬が荷車を引いているのを見た。
Parts: (わたし) (うま) 荷車 (にぐるま) 引く (ひく) 見る (みる)
I saw a horse pulling a cart.

カーテンがゆっくり引かれた。
The curtains were drawn slowly.

AからBまで線をひきなさい。
Parts: から (まで) (せん) 引く (ひき) 為さい (なさい)
Draw a line from A to B.

できるだけ英語から例をひこう。
Parts: 出来るだけ (できるだけ) 英語 (えいご) から (れい) 引く (ひこう)
Insofar as possible, our examples will be drawn from English.

海底ケーブルが両国の間に引かれた。
Parts: 海底 (かいてい) ケーブル 両国 (りょうこく) (あいだ) 引く (ひく)
A submarine cable was laid between the two countries.

あんな本みたらフツーの女は引くもんな!
Parts: あんな (ほん) 見る (みたら) 普通 (フツーの) (おんな) 引く (ひく) (もの)
Obviously a normal woman would lose interest if she saw a book like that!

腫れが引くまで何日くらいかかりますか。
Parts: 腫れ (はれ) 引く (ひく) (まで) 何日 (なんにち) くらい 掛かる (かかります)
How many days will it take until the swelling goes down?

あなたの引いたカードは赤のマークですね。
Parts: 貴方 (あなた) 引く (ひく) カード (#1036400) (あか) マーク
The card you drew was a red, wasn't it?