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Learn JLPT N5 Vocabulary: 磨く (migaku)

Learn JLPT N5 Vocabulary: 磨く (migaku)

Kana: みがく
Kanji: 磨く
Romaji: migaku

Type: Verb
Meaning: to polish, to shine, to brush (e.g. teeth), to grind (e.g. lens), to refine (e.g. a skill), to improve, to cultivate
JLPT level: N5

Example sentences:

どんなに磨いてもきれいにならない。
donna ni migaitemo kirei ni naranai.
It won’t get clean no matter how much I polish it.

世界で重要な役割を果たすには技術を磨く必要がある。
sekai de juuyou na yakuwari o hatasu ni wa gijutsu o migaku hitsuyou ga aru.
They need to hone their skills to play an important role in the world.

磨く Verb Conjugation

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

どちらの技法も互いに補い合って腕を磨くのに役立つ。
dochira no gihou mo tagai ni oginaiatte ude o migaku no ni yakudatsu.
The two skills reinforce each other.

まっすぐ台所へ行くと、せっせと銀器を磨いている田中がいた。
massugu daidokoro e iku to, sesseto ginki o migaite iru tanaka ga ita.
We went straight to the pantry, where we found Tanaka busily polishing his silver.

磨く (migaku)

Meaning in other languages:

Chinese: 擦 (cā)
Korean: 닦다 (dakkda)

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