Noun, Suru verb
1. profit; gains
  • りえき利益
  • よりも
  • ゆうじょう友情
  • たいせつ大切にする
  • Ichiro puts friendship above profit.
2. benefit; advantage; interest (of the public, etc.)
  • りえき利益
  • になる
  • ような
  • ほん
  • 読み
  • なさい
  • Read books that are worthwhile.
3. grace (of God, Buddha, etc.) (esp. as attained through rightful actions, prayer, adherence to one's faith, etc.); blessing; miracleOnly applies to りやく
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利益 【りやく】
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Noun, Suru verb
1. use; utilization; utilisation; application
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1. interest (on a loan, deposit, etc.)
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Godan verb with ku ending, intransitive verb
1. to be effective; to take effect; to be good (for)See also 薬が効く
  • この
  • がんやく丸薬
  • しんぞう心臓
  • 効く
  • These pills act on the heart.
2. to work; to function wellSee also 目が利く
  • よくもまあ
  • わたし
  • そんな
  • くち
  • きける
  • How dare you speak to me like that?
3. to be possible (to do, use, etc.); to be able toSee also 割引が効く
  • わたし
  • まん
  • えん
  • まで
  • つけ
  • きく
  • My credit is good for 50,000 yen.
Godan verb with ku ending, Transitive verb
4. to taste (alcohol); to trySee also 聞く
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利く 【きく】
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Na-adjective, Noun
1. clever; intelligent; wise; bright; sharp; sensible; smart; shrewd
2. well-behaved (esp. children and pets); obedient; goodSee also お利口, usu. as お利口
3. good (with words)Archaism
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俐巧 【りこう】悧巧 【りこう】利巧 【りこう】
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1. advantages and disadvantages; interests (of parties)
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1. advantage; point in favor; point in favour
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1. effect; virtue; efficacy; impression
2. one's dominant eyeOnly applies to 利き目, Only applies to きき眼, Only applies to 利目
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利き目 【ききめ】きき眼 【ききめ】効目 【ききめ】利目 【ききめ】
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1. egoism; egotism; selfishness
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1. interest; (investment) yield; profits
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Ichidan verb, Transitive verb
1. to season (with salt, etc.); to bring out taste
2. to use; to exercise; to displaySee also 気を利かせる きをきかせる
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効かせる 【きかせる】
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1. interests; stakeYojijukugo (four character compound)
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Noun, Suru verb
1. gain; profit; benefit; amplification
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Kanji — 1 found

7 strokes. JLPT N3. Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 4.
profit, advantage, benefit
Kun: き.く
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Sentences — 846 found

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    • ワイン
    • 冷やして
    • おいて
    • くれた
    • きがき気が利いてる
    How thoughtful of you to have chilled some wine for us. Tatoeba
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Names — 861 found

かが 【利】
Family or surname
1. Kaga
さとし 【利】
Male given name
1. Satoshi
とおる 【利】
Given name, gender not specified
1. Tooru
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