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Learn JLPT N5 Vocabulary: 押す (osu)

Learn JLPT N5 Vocabulary with Flashcard

Kana: おす
Kanji: 押す
Romaji: osu

Type: Verb

Meaning: to push; to press; to apply pressure from above; to apply a seal

Example sentences:

ここを押すと、ドアが閉まります。
koko o osu to, doa ga shimarimasu.
The door will close when you press this.

女子の家のピンポン押したことあるの?
joshi no ie no pinpon oshita koto aru no.
Have you ever rung a girl’s doorbell before?


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押す Verb Conjugation

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

リセットボタン押されたみたいに、頭の中が真っ白になった。
risetto botan osareta mitai ni, atama no naka ga masshiro ni natta.
My head went blank as if someone just pressed a reset button.

静かに押すと、戸は音をたてて、すこし開いた。
shizuka ni osu to, to wa oto o tatete, sukoshi hiraita.
I pressed gently and the door yielded a crack.

静寂が鼓膜を押した。
seijaku ga komaku o oshita.
Silence pressed upon my ears.

Learn JLPT N5 Vocabulary: 押す (osu)

Similar words:

押し付ける (oshitsukeru); 圧す (hesu)

Meaning in other languages:

Chinese: 推 (tuī); 按 (àn)
Korean: 누르다 (nuleuda), 밀다 (milda)


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