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There are 32 total results for your 利く search.

Characters Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition

利く

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 kiku / きく (v5k,vi) (1) to be effective; to show effect; (2) to do its work; to carry out its function well; (3) to be possible to use

顔が利く

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 kaogakiku / かおがきく (exp,v5k) to have a lot of influence; to have clout; to be well known

気が利く

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 kigakiku / きがきく (exp,v5k) (1) to be sensible; to be smart; to be tasteful; (2) to be thoughtful; to be tactful; to be sensitive

気の利く

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 kinokiku / きのきく (exp,adj-f) (1) attentive; scrupulous; tactful; (2) tasteful; smart

口を利く

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 kuchiokiku / くちをきく (exp,v5k) (1) to speak; to utter; (2) to mediate

耳が利く

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 mimigakiku / みみがきく (exp,v5k) to have a sharp ear

手が利く

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 tegakiku / てがきく (exp,v5k) (idiom) to be able; to be competent

幅が利く

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 habagakiku / はばがきく (exp,v5k) to have great influence over

目が利く

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 megakiku / めがきく (exp,v5k) to have an eye for

潰しが利く

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 tsubushigakiku / つぶしがきく (exp,v5k) to be valuable as scrap; to be able to do other work; to have marketable skills

無理が利く

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 murigakiku / むりがきく (exp,v5k) to be able to handle strain (overexertion, inconvenience, etc.)

目先が利く

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 mesakigakiku / めさきがきく (exp,v5k) to have foresight; to be farsighted; to be nimble-witted

目端が利く

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 mehashigakiku / めはしがきく (exp,v5k) to be quick-witted; to be tactful; to be sensible

夜目が利く

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 yomegakiku / よめがきく (exp,v5k) to see well in the dark; to have good night vision

融通が利く

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 yuuzuugakiku / yuzugakiku / ゆうずうがきく (exp,v5k) to be flexible; to be accommodating

睨みが利く

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 niramigakiku / にらみがきく (exp,v5k) (obscure) to have authority (over)

つぶしが利く

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 tsubushigakiku / つぶしがきく (exp,v5k) to be valuable as scrap; to be able to do other work; to have marketable skills

口を利く;口をきく

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 kuchiokiku / くちをきく (exp,v5k) (1) to speak; to utter; (2) to mediate

気の利く;気のきく

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 kinokiku / きのきく (exp,adj-f) (1) (See 気が利く・2) attentive; scrupulous; tactful; (2) (See 気が利く・1) tasteful; smart

気が利く;気がきく

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 kigakiku / きがきく (exp,v5k) (1) to be sensible; to be smart; to be tasteful; (2) to be thoughtful; to be tactful; to be sensitive

顔がきく;顔が利く

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 kaogakiku / かおがきく (exp,v5k) to have a lot of influence; to have clout; to be well known

効く(P);利く(P)

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 kiku / きく (v5k,vi) (1) (See 薬が効く) to be effective; to show effect; (2) (See 目が利く) to do its work; to carry out its function well; (3) (See 割引が効く) to be possible to use

機転が利く;機転がきく

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 kitengakiku / きてんがきく (exp,v5k) to be quick-witted; to be quick-thinking

遠目が利く;遠目がきく

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 toomegakiku / とおめがきく (exp,v5k) to be able to see far into the distance; to have good long-distance vision

無理が利く;無理がきく

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 murigakiku / むりがきく (exp,v5k) to be able to handle strain (overexertion, inconvenience, etc.)

目先が利く;目先がきく

see styles
 mesakigakiku / めさきがきく (exp,v5k) to have foresight; to be farsighted; to be nimble-witted

目端が利く;目端がきく

see styles
 mehashigakiku / めはしがきく (exp,v5k) to be quick-witted; to be tactful; to be sensible

夜目が利く;夜目がきく

see styles
 yomegakiku / よめがきく (exp,v5k) to see well in the dark; to have good night vision

融通がきく;融通が利く

see styles
 yuuzuugakiku / yuzugakiku / ゆうずうがきく (exp,v5k) to be flexible; to be accommodating

睨みが利く;睨みがきく

see styles
 niramigakiku / にらみがきく (exp,v5k) (obscure) to have authority (over)

つぶしが利く;潰しが利く

see styles
 tsubushigakiku / つぶしがきく (exp,v5k) to be valuable as scrap; to be able to do other work; to have marketable skills

目が利く;目が効く;目がきく

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 megakiku / めがきく (exp,v5k) to have an eye for
This page contains 32 results for "利く" in Chinese and/or Japanese.



Information about this dictionary:

Apparently, we were the first ones who were crazy enough to think that western people might want a combined Chinese, Japanese, and Buddhist dictionary.

A lot of westerners can't tell the difference between Chinese and Japanese - and there is a reason for that. Chinese characters and even whole words were borrowed by Japan from the Chinese language in the 5th century. Much of the time, if a word or character is used in both languages, it will have the same or a similar meaning. However, this is not always true. Language evolves, and meanings independently change in each language.

Example: The Chinese character 湯 for soup (hot water) has come to mean bath (hot water) in Japanese. They have the same root meaning of "hot water", but a 湯屋 sign on a bathhouse in Japan would lead a Chinese person to think it was a "soup house" or a place to get a bowl of soup. See this: Soup or Bath

This dictionary uses the EDICT and CC-CEDICT dictionary files.
EDICT data is the property of the Electronic Dictionary Research and Development Group, and is used in conformance with the Group's license.

Chinese Buddhist terms come from Dictionary of Chinese Buddhist Terms by William Edward Soothill and Lewis Hodous. This is commonly referred to as "Soothill's'". It was first published in 1937 (and is now off copyright so we can use it here). Some of these definitions may be misleading, incomplete, or dated, but 95% of it is good information. Every professor who teaches Buddhism or Eastern Religion has a copy of this on their bookshelf. We incorporated these 16,850 entries into our dictionary database ourselves (it was lot of work).



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