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shiru
godan verb, transitive verb

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shiru

English Meaning(s) for 知る

godan verb, transitive verb
  1. to know; to understand; to be acquainted with; to feel

Definition and Synonyms for 知る

Know be familiar or acquainted with a person or an object
Synonyms: 分かる, 存じる, 心得る, 知る, 知らす, 知っている
Cognize be cognizant or aware of a fact or a specific piece of information
Synonyms: 分かる, 存じ, 存じる, 存ずる, 存知, 知る
Find come to believe on the basis of emotion, intuitions, or indefinite grounds
Synonyms: 分かる, 嗅ぎ出す, 嗅ぎ取る, 察する, 思う, 感じる, 感ずる, 感じ取る, 感触, 看取, 知る, 見出す, 見受ける, 覚える
Strange not known before
Synonyms: 知る, 知らない
Experience go or live through
Synonyms: なめる, 体験, 味わう, 潜り抜ける, 生きる, 知る, 経る, 経験
Know be aware of the truth of something
Synonyms: 了知, 分かる, 存じる, 存ずる, 存じ上げる, 心得る, 承知, 気付く, 知る, 知らす
Hear get to know or become aware of, usually accidentally
Synonyms: 了する, 分かる, 察知, 思い至る, 悟る, 気付く, 理解, 発見, 看取, 知る, 見付ける, 見出す, 見て取る, 見取る
Recognize perceive to be the same
Synonyms: 分かる, 承知, 知る, 聞き分ける, 見分ける, 見て取る, 見知る, 認知, 認識
Cognize possess knowledge or information about
Synonyms: 分かる, 存じ, 存じる, 存ずる, 存知, 知る
Know have a belief or faith in something
Synonyms: 了知, 分かる, 存じる, 存ずる, 存じ上げる, 心得る, 承知, 気付く, 知る, 知らす
Know regard as true beyond any doubt
Synonyms: 了知, 分かる, 存じる, 存ずる, 存じ上げる, 心得る, 承知, 気付く, 知る, 知らす

Meanings for each kanji in 知る

know; wisdom Kanji Details »

Categories 知る is a member of

Remember recall knowledge from memory
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Reason Out decide by reasoning
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Undergo pass through
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Stroke Order Diagrams for 知る

Conjugations for 知る

masu stem Form
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shiri
Negative stem Form
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shira
te-form
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shitte
Negative te-form Form
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shiranakute
Plain Form
Present Indicative Form
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shiru
Present Indicative Negative Form
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shiranai
Past Indicative Form
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shitta
Past Indicative Negative Form
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shiranakatta
Presumptive Form
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shirou
Polite Form
Present Indicative Form
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shirimasu
Present Indicative Negative Form
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shirimasen
Past Indicative Form
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shirimashita
Past Indicative Negative Form
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shirimasendeshita
Presumptive Form
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shirimashou
Tai Form
Present Indicative Form
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shiritai
Present Indicative Negative Form
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shiritakunai
Past Indicative Form
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shiritakatta
Past Indicative Negative Form
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shiritakunakatta
te-form
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shiritakute
Negative te-form Form
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shiritakunakute
Adverbial Form
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shiritaku
Imperative Plain Form
Present Indicative Form
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shire
Imperative Polite Form
Present Indicative Form
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shirinasai
Provisional Form
Present Indicative Form
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shireba
Present Indicative Negative Form
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shiranakereba
Conditional Form
Present Indicative Form
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shittara
Alternative Form
Present Indicative Form
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shittari
Potential Plain Form
Present Indicative Form
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shireru
Present Indicative Negative Form
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shirenai
Past Indicative Form
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shireta
Past Indicative Negative Form
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shirenakatta
te-form
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shirete
Negative te-form Form
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shirenakute
Potential Polite Form
Present Indicative Form
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shiremasu
Present Indicative Negative Form
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shiremasen
Past Indicative Form
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shiremashita
Past Indicative Negative Form
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shiremasendeshita
Passive Plain Form
Present Indicative Form
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shirareru
Present Indicative Negative Form
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shirarenai
Past Indicative Form
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shirareta
Past Indicative Negative Form
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shirarenakatta
te-form
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shirarete
Negative te-form Form
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shirarenakute
Passive Polite Form
Present Indicative Form
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shiraremasu
Present Indicative Negative Form
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shiraremasen
Past Indicative Form
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shiraremashita
Past Indicative Negative Form
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shiraremasendeshita
Causative Plain Form
Present Indicative Form
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shiraseru
Present Indicative Negative Form
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shirasenai
Past Indicative Form
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shiraseta
Past Indicative Negative Form
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shirasenakatta
te-form
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shirasete
Negative te-form Form
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shirasenakute
Causative Polite Form
Present Indicative Form
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shirasemasu
Present Indicative Negative Form
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shirasemasen
Past Indicative Form
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shirasemashita
Past Indicative Negative Form
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shirasemasendeshita
Causative Passive Plain Form
Present Indicative Form
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shirasareru
Present Indicative Negative Form
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shirasarenai
Past Indicative Form
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shirasareta
Past Indicative Negative Form
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shirasarenakatta
te-form
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shirasarete
Negative te-form Form
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shirasarenakute
Causative Passive Polite Form
Present Indicative Form
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shirasaremasu
Present Indicative Negative Form
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shirasaremasen
Past Indicative Form
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shirasaremashita
Past Indicative Negative Form
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shirasaremasendeshita

Sample Sentences for 知る

You have to read between the lines to know the true intention of the author.
It is truly difficult to know the truth, and still more difficult to speak it.
There is no knowing what will happen in the future.
Children need not know every detail of the family budget.
A map helps us to know where we are.

Comments for 知る

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私は人を知らない。

#3 Posted by ElusoryTwo1 over 2 years ago
Sorry, I wanted to comment in this kanji 識る thread ._."
#2 Posted by vandhiani over 4 years ago
Actually the kanji 知 is more commonly used. Ex. 知りません
#1 Posted by vandhiani over 4 years ago


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