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Learn JLPT N2 Vocabulary: 掘る (horu)

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Kana: ほる
Kanji: 掘る
Romaji: horu

Type: verb

Meaning: to dig; to excavate; to delve into; to dig up

Example sentences:

その通路は、おそらく脱獄のために掘られたものなんでしょうね。
sono tsuuro wa, osoraku datsugoku no tame ni horareta mono nan deshou ne.
This tunnel was dug, no doubt, with an intention of escape?

彼女は震える両手で土を掘り、バスケットを少しずつ野菜で充たしていった。
kanojo wa furueru ryoute de tsuchi o hori, basuketto o sukoshi zutsu yasai de mitashite itta.
She dug into the earth with hands that shook, filling her basket slowly.

掘る (horu)

私は起き上がってまた掘り始めた。
watashi wa okiagatte mata horihajimeta.
I rose and again began digging.

私が私の宝物を埋めた場所をそっと掘ってみた。
watashi ga watashi no takaramono o umeta basho o sotto hotte mita.
I dug up the treasure which I had concealed.

Similar words:

掘り出す (horidasu)

Meaning in other languages:

Chinese: 挖 (wā); 挖掘 (wājué)
Korean: 파다 (pada), 캐다 (kaeda)

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