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

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ひく info.

Tips to remember the Japanese word 'ひく':
– You can think of "ひく (hiku)" like "pluck" the strings of a guitar or other string instrument, as the consonants are somewhat similar in sound.
– Associate "ひく (hiku)" with the action of pulling or drawing out music from an instrument.

– "ひく (hiku)" is a verb used for playing stringed instruments, like a guitar or violin, and also for some keyboard instruments like a piano.

Other words that mean the same thing:
– "弾奏する (だんそうする, dansou suru)": more formal and less used, means to play (an instrument).


| Form | Japanese | Romanized |
| Dictionary | 弾く | hiku |
| Present | 弾きます | hikimasu |
| Past | 弾いた | hiita |
| Past Polite | 弾きました | hikimaa |
| Negative | 弾かない | hikanai |
| Negative Polite | 弾きません | hikimasen |
| Te-form | 弾いて | hiite |
| Potential | 弾ける | hikeru |
| Volitional | 弾こう | hikou |
| Imperative | 弾け | hike |
| Conditional | 弾けば | hikeba |

Examples of sentences that use 'ひく':
1. ピアノを弾くのが好きです。
– Romanized: Piano o hiku no ga suki desu.
– Translation: I like playing the piano.

2. 昨日、彼はギターを弾きました。
– Romanized: Kinou, kare wa gitaa o hikimaa.
– Translation: Yesterday, he played the guitar.

3. 将来、バイオリンを弾けるようになりたい。
– Romanized: Shourai, baiorin o hikeru you ni naritai.
– Translation: In the future, I want to be able to play the violin.

4. 友達がウクレレを弾いている。
– Romanized: Tomodachi ga ukurele o hiite iru.
– Translation: My friend is playing the ukulele.

5. あなたもピアノを弾きませんか?
– Romanized: Anata mo piano o hikimasen ka?
– Translation: Won't you also play the piano?

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ひく info.

Tips to remember the Japanese word 'ひく':
1. Visualize pulling or drawing something towards you, like pulling a door open or drawing a bow.
2. Associate 'ひく' with the sound of 'hiku,' which can remind you of the action of pulling or drawing.

'ひく' (hiku) primarily means "to pull" or "to draw." It can also mean "to play (a stringed instrument)," and in some contexts "to catch a cold."

Other words that mean the same thing:
1. 引っ張る (ひっぱる, hipparu) – to pull
2. 弾く (ひく) – to play (as in a musical instrument)

– Infinitive: ひく (hiku) – to pull
– Present: ひきます (hikimasu) – (I/you/he/she/etc.) pull(s)
– Past: ひきました (hikimaa) – (I/you/he/she/etc.) pulled
– Negative: ひきません (hikimasen) – (I/you/he/she/etc.) do/does not pull
– Present negative: ひかない (hikanai) – do not pull
– Past negative: ひきませんでした (hikimasen dea) – did not pull
– Te-form: ひいて (hiite) – pulling
– Conditional: ひけば (hikeba) – if (you) pull
– Volitional: ひこう (hikou) – let's pull

Examples of sentences:
1. ドアを引いてください。 (Doa o hiite kudasai.) – Please pull the door.
2. ギターを弾くのが好きです。 (Gitaa o hiku no ga suki desu.) – I like to play the guitar.
3. 彼は車を引きました。 (Kare wa kuruma o hikimaa.) – He pulled the car.
4. 昨日、風邪を引きました。 (Kinou, kaze o hikimaa.) – I caught a cold yesterday.
5. 私はまだピアノをひかない。 (Watashi wa mada piano o hikanai.) – I don’t play the piano yet.

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