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Godan verb with 'ku' ending
Intransitive verb
to make sound (of an animal), to call, to cry, to whine, to sing, to chirp

Meaning restricted to 鳴く
Godan verb with 'ku' ending
Intransitive verb
Mahjong term
to make a meld call (e.g. pung, kong)

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Conjugated forms
Present, Future 鳴く, 鳴きます
[does], will [do]
鳴かない, 鳴きません
doesn't [do], will not [do]
Past 鳴いた, 鳴きました
鳴かなかった, 鳴きませんでした
didn't [do]
Te-form, Continuative 鳴いて, 鳴きまして 鳴かないで, 鳴きませんで 鳴かなくて
ON: メイ KUN: な.く, な.る, な.らす
chirp, cry, bark, sound, ring, echo, honk

Stroke: 14 Grade: 2 JLPT: N2 SKIP: 1-3-11 FC: 6702.2

ON: テイ KUN: な.く
bark, chirp, cry

Stroke: 12 SKIP: 1-3-9 FC: 6002.2

Parts: (ひつじ) 何て (なんて) 鳴く (なく)
What sound does a sheep make?

Parts: (カエル) 鳴く (なく) 帰る (かえる)
Let's return when the frog croaks.

Parts: 彼の (あの) 可愛い (かわいい) (とり) 来る日も来る日も (くるひもくるひも) 鳴く (なく) 許り (ばかり) 居る (いる)
That pretty bird did nothing but sing day after day.

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