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Learn JLPT N5 Vocabulary: 引く (hiku)

Learn JLPT N5 Vocabulary: 引く (hiku)

Kana: ひく
Kanji: 引く
Romaji: hiku

Type: Verb
Meaning: to pull, to draw (attention, etc.), to attract (interest, etc.), to draw back, to draw (card, mahjong tile, etc.), to draw (plan, line, etc.), to catch (cold), to play (string instr.), to look up (e.g. dictionary), to consult, to haul, to pull (vehicles), to subtract, to ebb, to fade, to descend (from), to inherit (a characteristic), to quote, to raise (as evidence), to lay (a cable), to draw (a cable)
JLPT level: N5

Example sentences:

風を引いてしまいました。
kaze o hiite shimaimashita.
I caught a cold.

医者の口調には、何か僕の注意をひくものがあった。
isha no kuchou ni wa, nanika boku no chuui o hiku mono ga atta.
Something in the doctor’s tone caught my attention.

ロシアが統一された国民国家であるならば、その境界はどこに引かれるのだろうか?またロシアと隣国たちとの関係はどうなるだろうか?
roshia ga touitsu sa reta kokumin kokka de aru naraba, sono kyoukai wa doko ni hikareru no darou ka. mata roshia to rinkokutachi to no kankei wa dou naru darou ka.
If Russia is a united nation-state, where will its frontiers lie and what will be the relationship between Russia and its neighbors?

引く Verb Conjugation

Infographic: conjugation of Japanese Verb 引く. Click on image to view full size.

同じような例は、米軍の歴史からいろいろと引くことができる。
onaji you na rei wa, beigun no rekishi kara iroiro to hiku koto ga dekiru.
I could cite many more examples from American military history.

賄賂を使わないと電話が引けない。しかし、われわれはそんな金を払うつもりはない。
wairo o tsukawanai to denwa ga hikenai. shikashi, wareware wa sonna kane o harau tsumori wa nai.
Unless you paid a bribe, you could not get a phone line, and we wouldn’t pay.

Meaning in other languages:

Chinese: 引 (yǐn)
Korean: 끌다 (kkeulda)

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