Godan verb with ru ending, intransitive verb
1. to go by; to go past; to go along; to travel along; to pass through; to use (a road); to take (a route); to go via; to go by way of
  • わたし
  • まいにち毎日
  • その
  • きょうかい教会
  • まえ
  • とお通る
  • I go by that church every day.
2. to run (between; of a rail service, bus route, etc.); to operate (between); to connect
  • えき
  • ひこうき飛行機
  • あいだ
  • バス
  • とお通っている
  • Buses run between the station and the airport.
3. to go indoors; to go into a room; to be admitted; to be shown in; to be ushered in; to come in
4. to penetrate; to pierce; to skewer; to go through; to come through
  • たま
  • ヘルメット
  • とお通った
  • A bullet pierced the helmet.
5. to permeate; to soak into; to spread throughout
6. to carry (e.g. of a voice); to reach far
  • こえ
  • よく
  • とお通る
  • Kelly's voice carries well.
7. to be passed on (e.g. of a customer's order to the kitchen); to be relayed; to be conveyed
8. to pass (a test, a bill in the House, etc.); to be approved; to be accepted
  • ようい容易
  • しけん試験
  • とお通る
  • おも思う
  • I expect her to pass the examination easily.
9. to go by (a name); to be known as; to be accepted as; to have a reputation for
  • かのじょ彼女
  • ベス
  • という
  • とお通っていた
  • She went by the name of Bess.
10. to be coherent; to be logical; to be reasonable; to be comprehensible; to be understandable; to make sense
  • そうゆう
  • いいわけ言い訳
  • とおらない
  • That's no excuse.
11. to get across (e.g. of one's point); to be understood
  • だま黙っていて
  • こころ
  • とお通った
  • There was no need for verbal communication.
12. to pass for; to come across as; to seem like
  • この
  • ほんもの本物
  • とお通る
  • だろう
  • This painting will pass for genuine.
13. to be straight (e.g. wood grain)
14. to be well-informed; to be wiseArchaism
Suffix, Godan verb with ru ending
15. to do ... completely; to do ... thoroughlyafter the -masu stem of a verb
Other forms
徹る 【とおる】透る 【とおる】


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