呆ける

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  • ぼける bokeru
  • ほうける houkeru

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  • usually written using kana aloneIchidan verbintransitive verb
    to grow senile, to be childish with age
    • usually written using kana alone
      to be mentally slow, to be befuddled
      • usually written using kana alone
        to play stupid, to say something stupid (oft. on purpose; esp. as part of a comedic routine)
          • Applies only to ほうける
          to become engrossed (in something)

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          • 7 strokes

            be amazed, disgusted, shocked

          Verb conjugation

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          Plain
          Present呆ける - ぼける (bokeru) 
          Negative呆けない - ぼけない (bokenai) 
          Past呆けた - ぼけた (boketa) 
          Past negative呆けなかった - ぼけなかった (bokenakatta) 
          Te form呆けて - ぼけて (bokete) 
          Tai form呆けたい - ぼけたい (boketai) 
          Volitional呆けよう - ぼけよう (bokeyou) 
          Imperative呆けろ - ぼけろ (bokero) 
          Passive呆けられる - ぼけられる (bokerareru) 
          Conditional呆けたら - ぼけたら (boketara) 
          Provisional conditional呆ければ - ぼければ (bokereba) 
          Causative呆けさせる - ぼけさせる (bokesaseru) 
          Potential呆けられる - ぼけられる (bokerareru) 
          Keigo (Polite)
          Present呆けます - ぼけます (bokemasu) 
          Negative呆けません - ぼけません (bokemasen) 
          Past呆けました - ぼけました (bokemashita) 
          Past negative呆けませんでした - ぼけませんでした (bokemasendeshita) 
          Te form呆けまして - ぼけまして (bokemashite) 
          Tai form呆けたいです - ぼけたいです (boketaidesu) 
          Volitional呆けましょう - ぼけましょう (bokemashou) 
          Imperative呆けませ - ぼけませ (bokemase) 
          Passive呆けられます - ぼけられます (bokeraremasu) 

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          • Japanese sentence

            最近、物忘れが激しくて。少しぼけて来たのかな? 

            Sentence analysis
            English translation

            Could I be going soft in the head? I forget things so easily these days.