着る

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  • きる kiru

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  • Ichidan verbtransitive verb
    to wear (in modern Japanese, from the shoulders down), to put on
    • to bear (guilt, etc.)

      Clothes in Japanese

      Different western style clothes in Japanese

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      Clothes in Japanese

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      • 12 strokes

        don, arrive, wear, counter for suits of clothing

      Verb conjugation

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

      Plain
      Present着る - きる (kiru) 
      Negative着ない - きない (kinai) 
      Past着た - きた (kita) 
      Past negative着なかった - きなかった (kinakatta) 
      Te form着て - きて (kite) 
      Tai form着たい - きたい (kitai) 
      Volitional着よう - きよう (kiyou) 
      Imperative着ろ - きろ (kiro) 
      Passive着られる - きられる (kirareru) 
      Conditional着たら - きたら (kitara) 
      Provisional conditional着れば - きれば (kireba) 
      Causative着させる - きさせる (kisaseru) 
      Potential着られる - きられる (kirareru) 
      Keigo (Polite)
      Present着ます - きます (kimasu) 
      Negative着ません - きません (kimasen) 
      Past着ました - きました (kimashita) 
      Past negative着ませんでした - きませんでした (kimasendeshita) 
      Te form着まして - きまして (kimashite) 
      Tai form着たいです - きたいです (kitaidesu) 
      Volitional着ましょう - きましょう (kimashou) 
      Imperative着ませ - きませ (kimase) 
      Passive着られます - きられます (kiraremasu) 

      Example sentences

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      • Japanese sentence

        その男は反逆者の汚名をきせられた。 

        Sentence analysis
        English translation

        The man was branded as a traitor.

      • Japanese sentence

        「あの赤い服を着るのはよしなさい」「なぜいけないの」 

        Sentence analysis
        English translation

        "You had better not wear the red dress." "Why not?"