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sing, cry (of animals) なく
How to say “sing, cry (of animals)” in Japanese? “なく”. Here you will learn how to pronounce “なく” correctly and in the comments below you will be able to get all sorts of advice on sing, cry (of animals) in Japanese like tips & tricks to remember it, questions, explanations and more.

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Tips to remember the Japanese word:
Think of the sound “na-ku” as in the sound some animals might make. This could help associate the word with the meaning "to cry" or "to make a sound" for animals.

Explanations:
"なく" (naku) in Japanese means "to sing" (for birds) or "to cry" (for animals). It implies the vocal sounds that animals produce.

Other words that mean the same thing:
– 鳴く (なく, naku): used for animals making sounds, such as birds singing, dogs barking, or cats meowing.

Infinitive:
– なく (naku)

Different conjugations:
– Present: なく (naku) – "sing/cries"
– Past: ないた (naita) – "sang/cried"
– Negative Present: ない (nai) – "does not sing/cry"
– Negative Past: なかなかった (nakanakatta) – "did not sing/cry"
– Te-form: ないて (naite) – used in compound sentences.

Examples of sentences that use it:
– 朝、鳥が鳴く。 (あさ、とりがなく。 Asa, tori ga naku.)
Romanized: Asa, tori ga naku.
Translation: In the morning, birds sing.

– その犬が鳴いていた。 (そのいぬがないていた。 Sono inu ga naiteita.)
Romanized: Sono inu ga naiteita.
Translation: That dog was barking.

– 猫が鳴かない。 (ねこがなかない。 Neko ga nakanai.)
Romanized: Neko ga nakanai.
Translation: The cat does not meow.

– 昨日、カエルが鳴かなかった。 (きのう、カエルがなかなかった。 Kinou, kaeru ga nakanakatta.)
Romanized: Kinou, kaeru ga nakanakatta.
Translation: Yesterday, the frog did not croak.

– その鳥が鳴いて、みんなが喜んだ。 (そのとりがないて、みんながよろこんだ。 Sono tori ga naite, minna ga yorokonda.)
Romanized: Sono tori ga naite, minna ga yorokonda.
Translation: The bird sang, and everyone was happy.

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なく info.

Japanese Word: なく (泣く)

Tips to Remember the Word:
1. Mnemonic: Imagine a person accidentally knocking (なく) over a vase and starting to cry.
2. Sound Association: The sound "naku" can be associated with the sound of crying or sobbing.
3. Visual Aid: Picture the kanji æ³£ which incorporates the "water" radical (æ°µ), symbolizing tears.

Other Words That Mean the Same Thing:
1. 涙する (なみだする, namida suru) – "to shed tears"
2. メソメソする (mesomesosuru) – "to whimper or sob quietly"

Conjugations:
Present/Future: 泣く (なく, naku) – I cry/I will cry
Past: 泣いた (ないた, naita) – I cried
Negative Present/Future: 泣かない (なかない, nakanai) – I don’t cry/I will not cry
Negative Past: 泣かなかった (なかなかった, nakanakatta) – I didn’t cry
Te-form (for continuous actions/requests): 泣いて (ないて, naite) – Crying/Please cry
Conditional: 泣けば (なけば, nakeba) – If I cry
Volitional: 泣こう (なこう, nakō) – Let's cry/I will cry (voluntarily)

Example Sentences:
1. Present:
– 彼はよく泣く。 (かれは よく なく。—Kare wa yoku naku.)
– He often cries.

2. Past:
– 子供たちは映画を見て泣いた。 (こどもたちは えいがを みて ないた。—Kodomo-tachi wa eiga o mite naita.)
– The children cried when watching the movie.

3. Negative Present/Future:
– 彼女は泣かないと思う。 (かのじょは なかない と おもう。—Kanojo wa nakanai to omou.)
– I think she won’t cry.

4. Negative Past:
– 彼は泣かなかった。 (かれは なかなかった。—Kare wa nakanakatta.)
– He didn’t cry.

5. Te-form:
– 泣いている子供がいた。 (ないている こどもが いた。—Naiteiru kodomo ga ita.)
– There was a child who was crying.

6. Conditional:
– 泣けば、問題は解決しない。 (なけば、もんだいは かいけつ しない。—Nakeba, mondai wa kaiketsu shinai.)
– If you cry, the problem won’t be solved.

7. Volitional:
– 泣こうとしている。 (なこう としている。—Nakō to eiru.)
– I am about to cry.

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