Jisho

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鳴 なく could be an inflection of 鳴る, with these forms:
  • Nai-form. It indicates the negative form of the verb.

Words — 3 found

Godan verb with ku ending, Intransitive verb
1. to make sound (of an animal); to call; to cry; to whine; to sing; to chirp
  • ひつじ
  • なん何て
  • 鳴く
  • What sound does a sheep make?
Godan verb with ku ending, Intransitive verb
2. to make a meld call (e.g. pung, kong)Mahjong, Only applies to 鳴く
Other forms
啼く 【なく】
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せみほたる
Expressions (phrases, clauses, etc.)
1. empty vessels make the most noise; the silent firefly burns with more passion than the crying cicadaProverb
Other forms
鳴く蝉よりも鳴かぬ蛍が身をこがす 【なくせみよりもなかぬほたるがみをこがす】
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ねこねずみ らぬ
Expressions (phrases, clauses, etc.)
1. empty vessels make the most sound; the meowing cat does not catch the mouseProverb
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Kanji — 1 found

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14 strokes. JLPT N3. Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2.
chirp, cry, bark, sound, ring, echo, honk
On: メイ
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Sentences — 15 found

  • 77064
    • きじ
    • 鳴かずば
    • 打たれ
    • まい
    The pheasant would not be shot but for its cries. Tatoeba
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Names — 4 found

なくいけ 【鳴池】
Place
1. Nakuike
なくうみ 【鳴海】
Family or surname
1. Nakuumi
なくじま 【鳴島】
Family or surname
1. Nakujima
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