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払う

JLPT 4
Kana Reading
はらう
Romaji
harau
Word Senses
  • Parts of speech
    Godan verb with `u' ending, transitive verb
    Meaning
    to pay (e.g. money, a bill, one's taxes, etc.)
    Example sentence
    弁償きっちり耳そろえて払わんかい Will you pay off the damages in full on the dot?
  • Parts of speech
    Meaning
    to brush; to wipe; to clear away; to dust off; to prune away branches
    Example sentence
    いいから払えっての」「さっさとマネーよこせネ」 Just pay up already, I'm saying. "Hand over the money, Yo!"
  • Parts of speech
    Meaning
    to drive away (e.g. one's competitors); to sweep out
    Example sentence
    料金会計係へ払って下さい Pay your dues to the treasurer.

Examples of 払う, はらう in a sentence


Verb Conjugations

Non-Past

Plain
払う
Plain Polite
払います
Negative
払わない
Negative Polite
払いません

Past

Plain
払った
Plain Polite
払いました
Negative
払わなかった
Negative Polite
払いませんでした

Te

Plain
払って
Plain Polite
払いまして
Negative
--
Negative Polite
--

Passive

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

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