瞬く

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  • またたく matataku
  • まばたく mabataku
  • まだたく madataku

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  • Godan verbintransitive verb
    to blink (one's eyes), to wink, to bat
      • またたく is sometimes used transitively
    • to twinkle (e.g. stars), to flicker, to waver

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      • 18 strokes

        wink, blink, twinkle

      Verb conjugation

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

      Plain
      Present瞬く - またたく (matataku) 
      Negative瞬かない - またたかない (matatakanai) 
      Past瞬いた - またたいた (matataita) 
      Past negative瞬かなかった - またたかなかった (matatakanakatta) 
      Te form瞬いて - またたいて (matataite) 
      Tai form瞬きたい - またたきたい (matatakitai) 
      Volitional瞬こう - またたこう (matatakou) 
      Imperative瞬け - またたけ (matatake) 
      Passive瞬かれる - またたかれる (matatakareru) 
      Conditional瞬いたら - またたいたら (matataitara) 
      Provisional conditional瞬けば - またたけば (matatakeba) 
      Causative瞬かせる - またたかせる (matatakaseru) 
      Potential瞬ける - またたける (matatakeru) 
      Keigo (Polite)
      Present瞬きます - またたきます (matatakimasu) 
      Negative瞬きません - またたきません (matatakimasen) 
      Past瞬きました - またたきました (matatakimashita) 
      Past negative瞬きませんでした - またたきませんでした (matatakimasendeshita) 
      Te form瞬きまして - またたきまして (matatakimashite) 
      Tai form瞬きたいです - またたきたいです (matatakitaidesu) 
      Volitional瞬きましょう - またたきましょう (matatakimashou) 
      Imperative瞬きませ - またたきませ (matatakimase) 
      Passive瞬かれます - またたかれます (matatakaremasu) 

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      • Japanese sentence

        漁火が島影に瞬く。 

        Sentence analysis
        English translation

        A fishing light wavers under the lee of an island.

      • Japanese sentence

        ろうそくの火がそよ風に瞬いている。 

        Sentence analysis
        English translation

        The candle's flame is flickering in the soft breeze.

      瞬く

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      • しばたたく shibatataku
      • しばたく shibataku
      • しばだたく shibadataku

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      • Godan verbtransitive verb
        to blink (one's eyes), to wink, to bat

        Kanji in this word

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        • 18 strokes

          wink, blink, twinkle

        Verb conjugation

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

        Plain
        Present瞬く - しばたたく (shibatataku) 
        Negative瞬かない - しばたたかない (shibatatakanai) 
        Past瞬いた - しばたたいた (shibatataita) 
        Past negative瞬かなかった - しばたたかなかった (shibatatakanakatta) 
        Te form瞬いて - しばたたいて (shibatataite) 
        Tai form瞬きたい - しばたたきたい (shibatatakitai) 
        Volitional瞬こう - しばたたこう (shibatatakou) 
        Imperative瞬け - しばたたけ (shibatatake) 
        Passive瞬かれる - しばたたかれる (shibatatakareru) 
        Conditional瞬いたら - しばたたいたら (shibatataitara) 
        Provisional conditional瞬けば - しばたたけば (shibatatakeba) 
        Causative瞬かせる - しばたたかせる (shibatatakaseru) 
        Potential瞬ける - しばたたける (shibatatakeru) 
        Keigo (Polite)
        Present瞬きます - しばたたきます (shibatatakimasu) 
        Negative瞬きません - しばたたきません (shibatatakimasen) 
        Past瞬きました - しばたたきました (shibatatakimashita) 
        Past negative瞬きませんでした - しばたたきませんでした (shibatatakimasendeshita) 
        Te form瞬きまして - しばたたきまして (shibatatakimashite) 
        Tai form瞬きたいです - しばたたきたいです (shibatatakitaidesu) 
        Volitional瞬きましょう - しばたたきましょう (shibatatakimashou) 
        Imperative瞬きませ - しばたたきませ (shibatatakimase) 
        Passive瞬かれます - しばたたかれます (shibatatakaremasu) 

        瞬く

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        Pronunciation

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        The word is written in kana (hiragana or katakana) and the romaji transliteration using the Hepburn method. Some words indicated by the symbol have a computer generated audio that can be listened by clicking on it.

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        • めたたく metataku
        • めばたく mebataku

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        • archaismYodan verb with `ku' ending (archaic)intransitive verb
          to blink (one's eyes), to wink, to bat

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          • 18 strokes

            wink, blink, twinkle