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READING  フ、う-く、う-かれる、う-かぶ、う-かべる
MEANING  floating
JLPT level N3 (full info & stroke order)
 
Words/compounds
うわき
extramarital sex, affair, fooling around, infidelity, wantonness, unfaithfulness, inconstancy, fickleness, caprice
うく
to float, to become merry, to be cheerful, to become loose, to become unsteady, to feel out of it, to be cut off (e.g. from those around you), to feel out of place, to be frivolous, to be uncertain, to have no basis, to be unreliable
ふりょく
buoyancy, floating power
うきしずみ
bobbing up and down, rising and falling, ebbing and flowing
うかぬかお
long face, looking dejected
 
Example sentences
浮気
彼女は浮気な女で本当に誰でも相手にする。
She is a loose woman and will honestly go with anyone.
浮く
石油の特質の一つは水に浮くということである。
One quality of oil is that it floats on water.
 
油は水に浮く性質がある。
Oil will float on water.
浮力
塩水の方が淡水よりも浮力が大きい。
Salt water is more buoyant than fresh water.
浮き沈み
人生には浮き沈みがつきものだ。
Life is full of ups and downs.
浮かぬ顔
彼女は浮かぬ顔をしている。
She is wearing a long face.
 
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