Jisho

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Words — 1 found

Godan verb with u ending
1. to come true (of a wish, prayer, etc.); to be realized; to be fulfilledesp. 叶う
  • もし
  • びょうき病気の
  • ひと
  • せん
  • つる
  • 折る
  • その
  • ひと
  • ねが願い
  • 叶う
  • If a sick person folds one thousand paper cranes, her wish will come true.
2. to suit (e.g. a purpose); to meet (wishes, ideals, etc.); to conform to (standards, rules, etc.); to be consistent withSee also 道理に適う, esp. 適う
  • かれ
  • われわれ我々
  • こころ
  • かなう
  • じんぶつ人物
  • He is a man after our own hearts.
3. to match (implies competition); to rival; to bear (e.g. the heat)esp. 敵う, usu. with neg. verb
  • バレエ
  • おんがく音楽
  • しきしゃ指揮者
  • として
  • かれ
  • かなう
  • もの
  • いない
  • He stands alone as a conductor of ballet music.
Other forms
適う 【かなう】敵う 【かなう】
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Kanji — 1 found

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14 strokes. JLPT N3. Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 5.
suitable, occasional, rare, qualified, capable
Kun: かな.う
On: テキ
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