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Learn JLPT N5 Vocabulary: 消す (kesu)

Learn JLPT N5 Vocabulary with Flashcard

Kana: けす
Kanji: 消す
Romaji: kesu

Type: verb

Meaning: to erase; to delete; to extinguish; to turn off; to put out

Example sentences:

今、由美が変は写メール送ったでしょ?それ、今すぐ消して!
ima, yumi ga hen na shameeru okutta desho. sore, ima sugu keshite.
Yumi just sent you a weird photo, right? Delete it right away!

子供ができたと知るやいなやその男は私の前から姿を消してしまった。
kodomo ga dekita to shiru ya ina ya sono otoko wa watashi no mae kara sugata o keshite shimatta.
He disappeared when I told him I was pregnant.

消す Verb Conjugation

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生徒は一人残らず姿を消していた。
seito wa hitori nokorazu sugata o keshite ita.
All the students have fled.

彼女はよろよろと、手でドアをさぐり、姿を消した。
kanojo wa yoroyoro to, te de doa o saguri, sugata o keshita.
She staggered towards the door and disappeared.

Similar words:

削除 (sakujo)

Meaning in other languages:

Chinese: 抹去 (mǒqù)
Korean: 끄다 (kkeuda)

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