Kanji details for

 
Common kanji
Uses 14 strokes
Taught in grade 2

Search words that:
- start with 聞
- end with 聞
- contain 聞
hear, ask, listen
KUN:
  • き.く
    ki.ku
  • き.こえる
    ki.koeru
ON:
  • ブン
    bun
  • モン
    mon
Written with 14 strokes
Taught in grade 2
Radicals:
Example words(showing 1-10 of 245 results)

Godan-ku verb, transitive verb
1.
to hear
2.
to listen (e.g. to music)(esp. 聴く)
3.
to ask, to enquire, to query(聴く is used in legal and official contexts)
4.
to hear about, to hear of, to learn of
5.
to follow (advice, order, etc.), to obey, to listen to, to comply with
6.
to hear (e.g. a plea), to grant (a request), to accept (e.g. an argument), to give consideration to
7.
to smell (esp. incense), to sample (a fragrance)
See also:香を聞く
8.
to taste (alcohol), to try(also 利く)
Other readings:
聴く【きく】

Ichidan verb, intransitive verb
1.
to be heard, to be audible
2.
to be said to be, to be reputed
Other readings:
聞える【きこえる】
聴こえる【きこえる】[1]
聴える【きこえる】[1]
Notes:
  1. word containing irregular kanji usage

noun
1.
listening comprehension, aural comprehension
2.
hearing what others say, gathering information, opinions, etc., public hearing
Other readings:
聴き取り【ききとり】
聞取り【ききとり】
聴取り【ききとり】

Godan-su verb, transitive verb
1.
to let (someone) hear, to tell (e.g. a story), to inform (of)
See also:聞かせる
2.
to make (someone) listen, to make (someone) understand, to drum into (someone)
See also:聞かせる
3.
to grip (someone) with skilful singing, storytelling, etc., to hold (someone) enchanted by
See also:聞かせる

noun
1.
hearer, listener, audience
See also:話し手
2.
interviewer, questioner
Other readings:
聞手【ききて】
聴き手【ききて】
聴手【ききて】

noun
1.
newsprint, newspaper used for wrapping, packing, etc.
2.
newspaper(only relevant for しんぶんし)
Other readings:
新聞紙【しんぶんがみ】

noun, no-adjective
unheard-of, unprecedented, unparalleled in history (unparallelled), record-breaking(yojijukugo)
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Example sentences(showing 1-20 of 2037 results)

しんぶん
新聞
Where's the newspaper

Listen to this

だん
値段
Did you ask the price

See nothing, hear nothing, say nothing

Don't ask

I didn't hear you

あい
ろくおん
録音
おんがく
音楽
くだ
下さい
You can enjoy some recorded music while you wait

ものおと
物音
ひと
一つ
Not a sound was heard

Ask me anything

The more I hear, the more interesting it becomes

I'm sorry I didn't quite catch what you said

二度
いち
一度
もの
Hear twice better you speak once

Oh, I can hear you clearly

わた
私の
まえ
名前
おも
思わず
へん
返事
I replied automatically when I heard my name

Listen to me carefully

Please note my words

I felt very sad when I heard the news

うた
わた
私の
ちゅうがっこ
中学校
だい
時代
This song reminds me of my junior high school days

I never listen to this song without remembering my school-days

かのじょ
彼女の
はな
かんどう
感動
I was moved to tears by her speech