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Godan verb with 'u' ending
Intransitive verb
逢う is often used for close friends, etc. and may be associated with drama or pathos; 遭う may have an undesirable nuance
to meet, to encounter, to see

Godan verb with 'u' ending
Intransitive verb
Usually written using kana alone
esp. 遭う when in kanji
to have an accident, to have a bad experience

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Conjugated forms
Present, Future あう, あいます
[does], will [do]
あわない, あいません
doesn't [do], will not [do]
Past あった, あいました
あわなかった, あいませんでした
didn't [do]
Te-form, Continuative あって, あいまして あわないで, あいませんで あわなくて
ON: カイ, エ KUN: あ.う, あ.わせる, あつ.まる
meeting, meet, party, association, interview, join

Stroke: 6 Grade: 2 JLPT: N4 SKIP: 2-2-4 FC: 8073.3

ON: ホウ KUN: あ.う, むか.える
meeting, tryst, date, rendezvous

Stroke: 10 SKIP: 3-3-7 FC: 3730.0

ON: ソウ KUN: あ.う, あ.わせる
encounter, meet, party, association, interview, join

Stroke: 14 JLPT: N1 SKIP: 3-3-11 FC: 3530.0

ON: グウ KUN: あ.う
meet, encounter, interview, treat, entertain, receive, deal with

Stroke: 12 JLPT: N1 SKIP: 3-3-9 FC: 3630.0

Parts: (まえ) (かれ) 会う (あった) 覚える (おぼえる)
I remember seeing him before.

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