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mukau
godan verb, intransitive verb

Alternate Written Forms:

[むか()·]
mukau
[むか()·]
mukau

English Meaning(s) for 向かう

godan verb, intransitive verb
  1. to face
  2. to go towards; to head towards

Definition and Synonyms for 向かう

Send cause to go somewhere
Synonyms: 向かう
Face oppose, as in hostility or a competition
Synonyms: はだかる, ぶつかる, ぶっつかる, チャレンジ, 仇する, 取り組む, 向かう, 向かい合う, 向き合う, 寇する, 対す, 対す, 対する, 対向, 対戦, 対抗, 対敵, ぶち当たる, 当たる, 敵対, 正対, 直面, 直面, 相対する, 立ちはだかる, 立ち向かう, 面する
Face turn so as to face
Synonyms: 向く, 向かう
Cheek impudent aggressiveness
Synonyms: はかない, チャレンジ, 勇気, 向い, 向かう, 図々しい, 図太い, 大胆, 太い, 度肝, 度胸, 慢心, ど根性, 無遠慮, 破廉恥, 肝っ魂, 胆力, 荒肝
Turn On become hostile towards
Synonyms: 仇する, 向かう, 寇する
Oppose act against or in opposition to
Synonyms: 争う, 仇する, 反対, 反抗, 向かう, 寇する, 対する, 対抗, 対敵, 手向かう, 抗う, 抗する, 抵抗, 敵対, 楯突く, 歯向かう, 立ち向かう, 諍う, 逆らう
Face be oriented in a certain direction, often with respect to another reference point
Synonyms: 向く, 向かう, 面する
Face be opposite
Synonyms: 向かう, 向かい合う, 向き合う, 対向, 差し向かう, 相対する, 臨む, 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 向かう

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

Categories 向かう is a member of

Change undergo a change
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Meet contend against an opponent in a sport, game, or battle
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Turn change orientation or direction, also in the abstract sense
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Act perform an action, or work out or perform (an action)
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Be occupy a certain position or area
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Lie be located or situated somewhere
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Aggressiveness the quality of being bold and enterprising
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Move cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense
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Stroke Order Diagrams for 向かう

Conjugations for 向かう

masu stem
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mukai
Negative stem
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mukawa
te-form
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mukatte
Negative te-form
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mukawanakute
Adverbial Negative Form
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mukawanaku
Plain Form
Present Indicative Form
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mukau
Present Indicative Negative Form
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mukawanai
Past Indicative Form
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mukatta
Past Indicative Negative Form
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mukawanakatta
Presumptive Form
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mukaou
Polite Form
Present Indicative Form
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mukaimasu
Present Indicative Negative Form
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mukaimasen
Past Indicative Form
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mukaimashita
Past Indicative Negative Form
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mukaimasendeshita
Presumptive Form
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mukaimashou
Tai Form
Present Indicative Form
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mukaitai
Present Indicative Negative Form
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mukaitakunai
Past Indicative Form
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mukaitakatta
Past Indicative Negative Form
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mukaitakunakatta
Adjective stem
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mukaita
te-form
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mukaitakute
Negative te-form
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mukaitakunakute
Adverbial Form
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mukaitaku
Provisional Form
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mukaitakereba
Provisional Negative Form
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mukaitakunakereba
Conditional Form
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mukaitakattara
Conditional Negative Form
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mukaitakunakattara
Objective Form
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mukaitasa
Imperative Plain Form
Present Indicative Form
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mukae
Imperative Polite Form
Present Indicative Form
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mukainasai
Provisional Form
Present Indicative Form
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mukaeba
Present Indicative Negative Form
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mukawanakereba
Present Indicative Negative Colloquial Form
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mukawanakya
Conditional Form
Present Indicative Form
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mukattara
Present Indicative Negative Form
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mukawanakattara
Alternative Form
Present Indicative Form
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mukattari
Potential Plain Form
Present Indicative Form
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mukaeru
Present Indicative Negative Form
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mukaenai
Past Indicative Form
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mukaeta
Past Indicative Negative Form
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mukaenakatta
masu-stem
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mukae
te-form
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mukaete
Negative te-form
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mukaenakute
Potential Polite Form
Present Indicative Form
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mukaemasu
Present Indicative Negative Form
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mukaemasen
Past Indicative Form
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mukaemashita
Past Indicative Negative Form
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mukaemasendeshita
Passive Plain Form
Present Indicative Form
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mukawareru
Present Indicative Negative Form
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mukawarenai
Past Indicative Form
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mukawareta
Past Indicative Negative Form
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mukawarenakatta
masu stem
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mukaware
te-form
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mukawarete
Negative te-form
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mukawarenakute
Passive Polite Form
Present Indicative Form
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mukawaremasu
Present Indicative Negative Form
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mukawaremasen
Past Indicative Form
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mukawaremashita
Past Indicative Negative Form
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mukawaremasendeshita
Causative Plain Form
Present Indicative Form
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mukawaseru
Present Indicative Negative Form
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mukawasenai
Past Indicative Form
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mukawaseta
Past Indicative Negative Form
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mukawasenakatta
masu stem
[()···]
mukawase
te-form
[()····]
mukawasete
Negative te-form
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mukawasenakute
Causative Polite Form
Present Indicative Form
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mukawasemasu
Present Indicative Negative Form
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mukawasemasen
Past Indicative Form
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mukawasemashita
Past Indicative Negative Form
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mukawasemasendeshita
Causative Passive Plain Form
Present Indicative Form
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mukawasareru
Present Indicative Negative Form
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mukawasarenai
Past Indicative Form
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mukawasareta
Past Indicative Negative Form
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mukawasarenakatta
masu stem
[()····]
mukawasare
te-form
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mukawasarete
Negative te-form
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mukawasarenakute
Causative Passive Polite Form
Present Indicative Form
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mukawasaremasu
Present Indicative Negative Form
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mukawasaremasen
Past Indicative Form
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mukawasaremashita
Past Indicative Negative Form
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mukawasaremasendeshita
Colloquial Form
Present Indicative Negative Masculine Form
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mukawan
Formal Form
Present Indicative Negative Form
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mukawazu
Classical Form (nu)
Present Indicative Negative Form
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mukawanu
Classical Form (zaru)
Present Indicative Negative Form
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mukawazaru

Sample Sentences for 向かう

The stranger came toward me.
Rwandan rebels are pushing their offensive south as fighting continues in the capital Kigali.
Where are you heading?
Next week, we're heading to the mountain.
The ship made for the shore.

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