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削ぐ
殺ぐ
Readings

sogu
English
Godan verb with 'gu' ending
Transitive verb
to chip (off), to shave (off), to slice (off), to sharpen

Godan verb with 'gu' ending
Transitive verb
Usually written using kana alone
to dampen (e.g. enthusiasm), to discourage, to weaken, to reduce

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Conjugated forms
Present, Future そぐ, そぎます
[does], will [do]
そがない, そぎません
doesn't [do], will not [do]
Past そいだ, そぎました
[did]
そがなかった, そぎませんでした
didn't [do]
Te-form, Continuative そいで, そぎまして そがないで, そぎませんで そがなくて
Kanjis
ON: サク KUN: けず.る, はつ.る, そ.ぐ
plane, sharpen, whittle, pare, shave

Stroke: 9 JLPT: N1 SKIP: 1-7-2 FC: 9220.0


ON: サツ, サイ, セツ KUN: ころ.す, -ごろ.し, そ.ぐ
kill, murder, butcher, slice off, split, diminish, reduce, spoil

Stroke: 10 Grade: 4 JLPT: N2 SKIP: 1-6-4 FC: 4794.4


Phrases
雨のために彼らは気力をそがれた。
Parts: (あめ) 為に (ために) 彼ら (かれら) 気力 (きりょく) 削ぐ (そがれた)
The rain damped their spirits.