せ 背 Common word JLPT N5 Wanikani level 30 Play audio Show 5 collocations 背が伸びる - to grow taller (of people)背が低い - short (of a person)背が立つ - to have one's feet reach the bottom (e.g. when standing in water)背が高い - tall (of a person)背を向ける - to pretend not to see LinksSentence search for 背Sentence search for せSentence search for 脊Kanji details for 背Edit in JMdict Noun1. back; spine2. reverse; rear sideかれ彼はせ背をかべ壁にむ向けてた立っていた。He stood with his back to the wall.3. height; stature4. ridge (of a mountain)Other forms脊 【せ】 Discussions Log in to talk about this word.