Godan verb with ru ending, Transitive verb
1. to cut; to cut through; to perform (surgery)
  • だいこん大根
  • ひょうしぎ拍子木
  • 切る
  • 2. Cut the daikon into long sticks.
2. to sever (connections, ties)See also 縁を切る
3. to turn off (e.g. the light)
  • エアコン
  • 切って
  • かまいません
  • Do you mind if I turn off the AC?
4. to terminate (e.g. a conversation); to hang up (the phone); to disconnectSee also 電話を切る
  • さん
  • おねがお願い
  • したい
  • のです
  • 」「
  • そのまま
  • 切らず
  • お待ち
  • ください
  • "May I speak to Mr Smith?" "Will you hold the line?"
5. to punch (a ticket); to tear off (a stub)
6. to open (something sealed)
  • いったん
  • ふう
  • 切る
  • その
  • テープ
  • へんぴん返品
  • できません
  • Once you break the seal, you can't return the tape.
7. to start
  • てんしょく転職
  • ひっこ引っ越し
  • して
  • しんきいってん心機一転
  • あら新たな
  • スタート
  • 切った
  • I quit my job and moved so I could start off with a clean slate.
8. to set (a limit); to do (something) in less or within a certain time; to issue (stamps, vouchers, etc.)
9. to reduce; to decrease; to discountSee also 値切る
10. to shake off (water, etc.); to let drip-dry; to let drain
11. to cross; to traverse
12. to criticize sharply
13. to act decisively; to do (something noticeable); to go first; to make (certain facial expressions, in kabuki)
14. to turn (vehicle, steering wheel, etc.)
15. to curl (a ball); to bend; to cut
  • トランプ
  • よく
  • 切って
  • ください
  • Please shuffle the cards carefully.
16. to shuffle (cards)
17. to discard a tileMahjong term
18. to dismiss; to sack; to let go; to expulse; to excommunicate
  • なんとか
  • その
  • かわ
  • およ泳ぎ
  • きった
  • Harry managed to swim across the river.
19. to dig (a groove); to cut (a stencil, on a mimeograph)
20. to trumpSee also 切り札
21. to cut (the connection between two groups) (in go)
22. to start a fire (with wood-wood friction or by striking a metal against stone)also written as 鑽る
23. to draw (a shape) in the air (with a sword, etc.)
Auxiliary verb, Godan verb with ru ending
24. to finish; to completeSee also 疲れきる, after the -masu stem of a verb


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