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襲う

JLPT 1
Kana Reading
おそう
Romaji
osō
Word Senses
  • Parts of speech
    Godan verb with `u' ending, transitive verb
    Meaning
    to attack; to assail; to make an assault; to strike; to hunt down
    Example sentence
    小泉総理大臣として襲った。 Mr Koizumi succeeded Mr Mori as prime minister.
  • Parts of speech
    Meaning
    to succeed (someone in a post, role, etc.)
    Example sentence
    基本はアスカがシンジいじめるたまにキレたシンジがアスカ襲う。そののアスカはやけにしおらしい The key is that Asuka abuses Shinji. So, rarely, Shinji flips and assaults Asuka. Then Asuka is surprisingly meek.
  • Parts of speech
    Meaning
    to make a sudden visit
    Example sentence
    動かす気付かれてしまういう強迫観念襲う I was assailed by the stupid, but unshakeable, idea that if I was imprudent enough to move my hand I'd be noticed.

Examples of 襲う, おそう in a sentence


Verb Conjugations

Non-Past

Plain
襲う
Plain Polite
襲います
Negative
襲わない
Negative Polite
襲いません

Past

Plain
襲った
Plain Polite
襲いました
Negative
襲わなかった
Negative Polite
襲いませんでした

Te

Plain
襲って
Plain Polite
襲いまして
Negative
--
Negative Polite
--

Passive

Plain
襲われる
Plain Polite
襲われます
Negative
襲われない
Negative Polite
襲われません

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