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muku
godan verb, intransitive verb

English Meaning(s) for 向く

godan verb, intransitive verb
  1. to turn toward; to look (up, down, etc.)
  2. to face (e.g. east); to look out on
  3. to point to
  4. to be suited to; to be fit for
  5. to go in the direction of; to lean towards (of a feeling)

Definition and Synonyms for 向く

Direction the spatial relation between something and the course along which it points or moves
Synonyms: 向き, 向く, , , , 方位, 方向, 方角, , , 針路
Target intend (something) to move towards a certain goal
Synonyms: めがける, 向く, 向ける
Direct point or cause to go (blows, weapons, or objects such as photographic equipment) towards
Synonyms: 向く, 向ける, 狙う
Charge direct into a position for use
Synonyms: 向く, 向ける, 差し付ける
Face turn so as to face
Synonyms: 向く, 向かう
Direction a general course along which something has a tendency to develop
Synonyms: 向き, 向く, 方向, 方角, 方針, 方面
Calculate specifically design a product, event, or activity for a certain public
Synonyms: 向く, 向ける
Send Off send away towards a designated goal
Synonyms: やる, つかわす, 仕向ける, 出す, 向く, 向ける, 差し出す, 差し立てる, 差遣, 差し遣わす, 派出, 派遣, 発送, 積み出す, 送る, 送り出す, 送り込む, 送達
Face be oriented in a certain direction, often with respect to another reference point
Synonyms: 向く, 向かう, 面する
Orient cause to point
Synonyms: 向く, 向ける
Overlook be oriented in a certain direction
Synonyms: 向く, 面する
Face turn the face in a certain direction
Synonyms: 向く, 向かう
Face be opposite to
Synonyms: 向く, 向かう, 面する

Meanings for each kanji in 向く

yonder; facing; beyond; confront; defy; tend toward; approach Kanji Details »

Categories 向く is a member of

Designate design or destine
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Direct point or cause to go (blows, weapons, or objects such as photographic equipment) towards
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Turn change orientation or direction, also in the abstract sense
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Send transport commercially
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Lie be located or situated somewhere
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Position the spatial property of a place where or way in which something is situated
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Inclination an attitude of mind especially one that favors one alternative over others
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Position cause to be in an appropriate place, state, or relation
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Stroke Order Diagrams for 向く

Conjugations for 向く

masu stem
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muki
Negative stem
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muka
te-form
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muite
Negative te-form
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mukanakute
Adverbial Negative Form
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mukanaku
Plain Form
Present Indicative Form
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muku
Present Indicative Negative Form
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mukanai
Past Indicative Form
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muita
Past Indicative Negative Form
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mukanakatta
Presumptive Form
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mukou
Polite Form
Present Indicative Form
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mukimasu
Present Indicative Negative Form
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mukimasen
Past Indicative Form
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mukimashita
Past Indicative Negative Form
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mukimasendeshita
Presumptive Form
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mukimashou
Tai Form
Present Indicative Form
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mukitai
Present Indicative Negative Form
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mukitakunai
Past Indicative Form
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mukitakatta
Past Indicative Negative Form
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mukitakunakatta
te-form
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mukitakute
Negative te-form
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mukitakunakute
Adverbial Form
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mukitaku
Imperative Plain Form
Present Indicative Form
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muke
Imperative Polite Form
Present Indicative Form
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mukinasai
Provisional Form
Present Indicative Form
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mukeba
Present Indicative Negative Form
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mukanakereba
Present Indicative Negative Colloquial Form
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mukanakya
Conditional Form
Present Indicative Form
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muitara
Present Indicative Negative Form
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mukanakattara
Alternative Form
Present Indicative Form
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muitari
Potential Plain Form
Present Indicative Form
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mukeru
Present Indicative Negative Form
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mukenai
Past Indicative Form
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muketa
Past Indicative Negative Form
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mukenakatta
te-form
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mukete
Negative te-form
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mukenakute
Potential Polite Form
Present Indicative Form
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mukemasu
Present Indicative Negative Form
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mukemasen
Past Indicative Form
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mukemashita
Past Indicative Negative Form
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mukemasendeshita
Passive Plain Form
Present Indicative Form
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mukareru
Present Indicative Negative Form
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mukarenai
Past Indicative Form
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mukareta
Past Indicative Negative Form
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mukarenakatta
te-form
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mukarete
Negative te-form
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mukarenakute
Passive Polite Form
Present Indicative Form
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mukaremasu
Present Indicative Negative Form
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mukaremasen
Past Indicative Form
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mukaremashita
Past Indicative Negative Form
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mukaremasendeshita
Causative Plain Form
Present Indicative Form
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mukaseru
Present Indicative Negative Form
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mukasenai
Past Indicative Form
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mukaseta
Past Indicative Negative Form
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mukasenakatta
te-form
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mukasete
Negative te-form
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mukasenakute
Causative Polite Form
Present Indicative Form
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mukasemasu
Present Indicative Negative Form
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mukasemasen
Past Indicative Form
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mukasemashita
Past Indicative Negative Form
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mukasemasendeshita
Causative Passive Plain Form
Present Indicative Form
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mukasareru
Present Indicative Negative Form
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mukasarenai
Past Indicative Form
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mukasareta
Past Indicative Negative Form
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mukasarenakatta
te-form
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mukasarete
Negative te-form
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mukasarenakute
Causative Passive Polite Form
Present Indicative Form
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mukasaremasu
Present Indicative Negative Form
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mukasaremasen
Past Indicative Form
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mukasaremashita
Past Indicative Negative Form
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mukasaremasendeshita
Colloquial Form
Present Indicative Negative Masculine Form
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mukan
Formal Form
Present Indicative Negative Form
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mukazu
Classical Form
Present Indicative Negative Form
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mukanu

Sample Sentences for 向く

If I feel inclined to, then I will try to contact the manager.
Or, if you feel like it, read "No Longer Human".
May I direct your attention to this?
His plane leaves for Hong Kong at 2:00 p.m.
Why did you turn away when you met him?

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