Japanese Word Entry

受ける
Kana:うける
Definitions:
  1. to receive, to get

  2. to catch (e.g. a ball)

  3. to be struck by (wind, waves, sunlight, etc.)

  4. to sustain (damage), to incur (a loss), to suffer (an injury), to feel (influence)

  5. to undergo (e.g. surgery), to take (a test), to accept (a challenge)

  6. to be given (e.g. life, talent)

  7. to find funny, to find humorous, to be amused (by)

  8. to follow, to succeed, to be descended from

  9. to face (south, etc.)

  10. to be modified by

  11. to obtain (a pawned item, etc.) by paying a fee

  12. to be well-received, to become popular, to go down well

Alternative forms: 請ける 、 承ける 、 享ける
Alternative Kana: ウケる

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Chinese characters used in this word

accept, undergo, answer (phone), take, get, catch, receive, bear, stand
Readings
Mandarin: ㄕㄡˋ (shòu), ㄉㄠˋ (dào)
Cantonese: sau6
Japanese: ジュ、 シュウ / う.ける、 -う.け、 う.かる、 うけ
Korean:
Vietnamese: thụ

solicit, invite, ask, request, please
Readings
Mandarin: ㄑㄧㄥˇ (qǐng), ㄑㄧㄥˋ (qìng), ㄑㄧㄥˊ (qíng)
Cantonese: ceng2, cing2
Japanese: セイ、 シン、 ショウ / こ.う、 う.ける、 こい
Korean:
Vietnamese: thỉnh, tính
Variants
Simplified Chinese form:

acquiesce, hear, listen to, be informed, receive, inherit, succeed
Readings
Mandarin: ㄔㄥˊ (chéng), ㄓㄥˇ (zhěng), ㄓㄥˋ (zhèng)
Cantonese: sing4
Japanese: ショウ、 ジョウ、 ソウ / うけたまわ.る、 う.ける
Korean:
Vietnamese: thừa

enjoy, receive, undergo, answer (phone), take, get, catch
Readings
Mandarin: ㄒㄧㄤˇ (xiǎng)
Cantonese: hoeng2
Japanese: キョウ、 コウ / う.ける、 すすめる
Korean:
Vietnamese: hưởng