論う

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  • あげつらう agetsurau

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  • usually written using kana aloneGodan verbtransitive verb
    to discuss
    • to find fault with, to criticize, to criticise

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      • 15 strokes

        argument, discourse

      Verb conjugation

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      Plain
      Present論う - あげつらう (agetsurau) 
      Negative論わない - あげつらわない (agetsurawanai) 
      Past論った - あげつらった (agetsuratta) 
      Past negative論わなかった - あげつらわなかった (agetsurawanakatta) 
      Te form論って - あげつらって (agetsuratte) 
      Tai form論いたい - あげつらいたい (agetsuraitai) 
      Volitional論おう - あげつらおう (agetsuraou) 
      Imperative論え - あげつらえ (agetsurae) 
      Passive論われる - あげつらわれる (agetsurawareru) 
      Conditional論ったら - あげつらったら (agetsurattara) 
      Provisional conditional論えば - あげつらえば (agetsuraeba) 
      Causative論わせる - あげつらわせる (agetsurawaseru) 
      Potential論える - あげつらえる (agetsuraeru) 
      Keigo (Polite)
      Present論います - あげつらいます (agetsuraimasu) 
      Negative論いません - あげつらいません (agetsuraimasen) 
      Past論いました - あげつらいました (agetsuraimashita) 
      Past negative論いませんでした - あげつらいませんでした (agetsuraimasendeshita) 
      Te form論いまして - あげつらいまして (agetsuraimashite) 
      Tai form論いたいです - あげつらいたいです (agetsuraitaidesu) 
      Volitional論いましょう - あげつらいましょう (agetsuraimashou) 
      Imperative論いませ - あげつらいませ (agetsuraimase) 
      Passive論われます - あげつらわれます (agetsurawaremasu) 

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      • Japanese sentence

        彼はいろいろ他人の欠点をあげつらうのにうんざりしてしまった。そこで彼らの言うことは何でも、たとえどんなにくだらなくてもそのまま認めることにしている。 

        Sentence analysis
        English translation

        He got tired of being the devil's advocate and now agrees with every idea they suggest, no matter how dumb.