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払う
Readings

harau
English
Godan verb with 'u' ending
Transitive verb
to pay (e.g. money, bill)

Godan verb with 'u' ending
Transitive verb
to brush off, to wipe away, to clear away, to dust off, to cut off (e.g. branches)

Godan verb with 'u' ending
Transitive verb
to drive away (e.g. one's competitors)

Godan verb with 'u' ending
Transitive verb
to sell off (something unneeded), to dispose of

Godan verb with 'u' ending
Transitive verb
to pay (e.g. attention), to show (e.g. respect, concern)

Godan verb with 'u' ending
Transitive verb
to make (e.g. effort, sacrifice), to expend, to exert

Godan verb with 'u' ending
Transitive verb
to move out (of one's own place), to vacate

Godan verb with 'u' ending
Transitive verb
to sweep (e.g. one's legs), to knock aside

Godan verb with 'u' ending
Transitive verb
to make a sweeping stroke (in Japanese calligraphy)

Godan verb with 'u' ending
Transitive verb
to reset (an abacus)

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Conjugated forms
Present, Future 払う, 払います
[does], will [do]
払わない, 払いません
doesn't [do], will not [do]
Past 払った, 払いました
[did]
払わなかった, 払いませんでした
didn't [do]
Te-form, Continuative 払って, 払いまして 払わないで, 払いませんで 払わなくて
Kanjis
ON: フツ, ヒツ, ホツ KUN: はら.う, -はら.い, -ばら.い
pay, clear out, prune, banish, dispose of

Stroke: 5 JLPT: N2 SKIP: 1-3-2 FC: 5203.3


Phrases
払えるかどうか分からないざます。
Parts: 払う (はらう) かどうか 分かる (わかる) ざます
I'm not sure I can afford it.

ジャックはブラシで上着のほこりを払った。
Parts: ブラシ (ブラッシュ) 上着 (うわぎ) (ほこり) 払う (はらう)
Jack brushed the dust off his coat.