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聞く
聴く
Readings

kiku
English
Godan verb with 'ku' ending
Transitive verb
to hear

Godan verb with 'ku' ending
Transitive verb
esp. 聴く
to listen (e.g. to music)

Godan verb with 'ku' ending
Transitive verb
聴く is used in legal and official contexts
to ask, to enquire, to query

Godan verb with 'ku' ending
Transitive verb
to hear about, to hear of, to learn of

Godan verb with 'ku' ending
Transitive verb
to follow (advice, order, etc.), to obey, to listen to, to comply with

Godan verb with 'ku' ending
Transitive verb
to hear (e.g. a plea), to grant (a request), to accept (e.g. an argument), to give consideration to

Godan verb with 'ku' ending
Transitive verb
See also: 香を聞く
to smell (esp. incense), to sample (a fragrance)

Godan verb with 'ku' ending
Transitive verb
also 利く
to taste (alcohol), to try

Conjugated forms
Present, Future 聞く, 聞きます
[does], will [do]
聞かない, 聞きません
doesn't [do], will not [do]
Past 聞いた, 聞きました
[did]
聞かなかった, 聞きませんでした
didn't [do]
Te-form, Continuative 聞いて, 聞きまして 聞かないで, 聞きませんで 聞かなくて
Kanjis
ON: ブン, モン KUN: き.く, き.こえる
hear, ask, listen

Stroke: 14 Grade: 2 JLPT: N4 SKIP: 3-8-6 FC: 7740.0


ON: チョウ, テイ KUN: き.く, ゆる.す
listen, headstrong, naughty, careful inquiry

Stroke: 17 JLPT: N1 SKIP: 1-6-11 FC: 1413.3


Phrases
「昨日あの授業の講義を聞いていましたか」と学生がたずねた。
Parts: 昨日 (きのう) 彼の (あの) 授業 (じゅぎょう) 講義 (こうぎ) 聞く (きく) 学生 (がくせい) 尋ねる (たずねた)
"Did you hear the lecture in that class yesterday?" asked the student.

一番のチャンネルで英語が、7番のチャンネルでは日本語がお聞きになれます。
Parts: 一番 (いちばん) チャンネル 英語 (えいご) (ばん) チャンネル 日本語 (にほんご) (お) 聞く (きく) になる
You can hear English on Channel 1, and Japanese on Channel 7.

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