TAKOBOTO

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遊ぶ
Readings

asobu

asubu

Out-dated or obsolete kana usage
English
Godan verb with 'bu' ending
Intransitive verb
to play (games, sports), to enjoy oneself, to have a good time

Godan verb with 'bu' ending
Intransitive verb
to mess about (with alcohol, gambling, philandery, etc.)

Godan verb with 'bu' ending
Intransitive verb
to be idle, to do nothing, to be unused

Godan verb with 'bu' ending
Intransitive verb
to meet up (with friends), to hang out

Godan verb with 'bu' ending
Intransitive verb
to give oneself up (to gambling, drinking, etc.)

Godan verb with 'bu' ending
Intransitive verb
as 〜に遊ぶ
to go to (for pleasure or for study)

Godan verb with 'bu' ending
Intransitive verb
See also: もてあそぶ・2
to tease (somebody), to play (with)

Godan verb with 'bu' ending
Intransitive verb
Baseball term
to intentionally throw a ball to lower the batter's concentration

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Conjugated forms
Present, Future 遊ぶ, 遊びます
[does], will [do]
遊ばない, 遊びません
doesn't [do], will not [do]
Past 遊んだ, 遊びました
[did]
遊ばなかった, 遊びませんでした
didn't [do]
Te-form, Continuative 遊んで, 遊びまして 遊ばないで, 遊びませんで 遊ばなくて
Kanjis
ON: ユウ, ユ KUN: あそ.ぶ, あそ.ばす
play

Stroke: 12 Grade: 3 JLPT: N2 SKIP: 3-3-9 FC: 3830.0


Phrases
2人の子供が通りで遊んでいた。
Parts: 二人 (ふたり) 子供 (こども) 通り (とおり) 遊ぶ (あそぶ)
There were two children playing on the street.

その機械は今遊んでいる。
Parts: 其の (その) 機械 (きかい) (いま) 遊ぶ (あそぶ)
The machine is lying idle.