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Learn JLPT N4 Vocabulary: 向かう (mukau)

Learn JLPT N4 Vocabulary: 向かう (mukau)

Kana: むかう
Kanji: 向かう
Romaji: mukau

Type: Verb
Meaning: to face, to go towards, to head towards
JLPT level: N4

Example sentences:

わたしは戦争へ向かう。
watashi wa sensou e mukau.
I’m off to the wars.

このまま進めば迷路の庭に突き当たるが、アヤトはためらう様子もなく左へ折れ、小石敷きのパティオへ向かった。そして中までは行かず、張り出した木々が影を作る、生け垣の外側を進んでいった。
kono mama susumeba meiro no niwa ni tsukiataru ka, ayato wa tamerau yousu mo naku hidari e ore, koishijiki no patio e mukatta. soshite naka made wa ikazu, haridashita kigi ga kage o tsukuru, ikegaki no sotogawa o susunde itta.
The path led directly into a maze garden, but Ayato confidently turned left into a wide gravel patio, which he skirted, staying behind a hedge in the shadows of the overhanging trees.

向かう Verb Conjugation

Infographic: conjugation of Japanese verb 向かう. Click on image to view full size.

試合を最後にもう一度横目で見て、ショウタは叩かれ続けているドアへ向かった。
shiai o saigo ni mou ichido yokome de mite, shouta wa tatakare tsuzukete iru doa e mukatta.
Stealing a last glance at the game, Shota headed off toward the pounding on the door.

彼は、人生の大半をコンピュータ画面に向かってひとりで過ごしてきた人間のような不思議な内向的姿勢が見られた。
kare wa, jinsei no taihan o konpyuuta gamen ni mukatte hitori de sugoshite kita ningen no you na fushigi na naikouteki shisei ga mirareta.
He was painfully shy, with the quirky, inward manner of someone who’d spent most of his life alone in front of a computer screen.

向かう (mukau)

Meaning in other languages:

Chinese: 往 (wǎng), 面向 (miànxiàng)
Korean: 향하다 (hyanghada)

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