呆ける

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  • ()()()
    ぼける (bokeru)
  • (ほう)()()
    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
          auxiliary verbIchidan verb
          to become engrossed in, to become absorbed in
            • after -masu stem of verb
          • mentaal, geestelijk verzwakken, in verstandelijke vermogens achteruitgaan, geestelijk aftakelen, versimpelen, kinds worden, zwak van geest worden
            • er niet bij zijn, suffen, ongeconcentreerd bezig zijn, z'n gedachten er niet bij hebben
              • {hand.} verslappen, lager van koers worden, inzinken, een inzinking kennen, slabakken
                • mentaal, geestelijk verzwakken, in verstandelijke vermogens achteruitgaan, geestelijk aftakelen, versimpelen, kinds worden, zwak van geest worden
                  • opgaan in, zich verliezen in, zich vergeten in, verzinken in
                    • devenir sénile, s'affaiblir
                      • déteindre, se décolorer, se faner (couleur)
                        • träumen, total versunken sein
                          • senil werden, verkalken, senil werden
                            • elhalkul, elhalványul, elhervaszt
                              • 1) впадать в детство, выживать из ума, 2) притворяться непонимающим, наивничать
                                • postati pozabljiv, postati bebast
                                  • achocharse, perder la lucidez

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                                    • 7 strokes

                                      be amazed, disgusted, shocked

                                    Verb conjugation

                                    A list with all the derivative forms for the verb, depending of the grammatical use and the degree of formality.

                                    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
                                      Translation

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


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