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"I close the window."

Translation:まどをしめます。

June 8, 2017

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/rejsmiddy

Why is mado two tiles?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/zazakoolaid

So you can learn how to spell it


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/thomasleft

タイルの分け方がひどいですね。


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Falcon198016

窓を閉めます。


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/saliast

To close.. しめ? しまり? とじる?? Ok.. Im completely lost.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DebAzevedo

閉める (しめる), to close. You are the one closing the window.

-masu formしめます -te formしめて

閉まる (しまる), to be closed. The window is the thing being closed by you.

-masu form しまります -te form しまって

閉じる (とじる) I think works both as transitive and intransitive.

TIP: most of the time "a" sounds (shimaru, agaru, sagaru) are intransitives while "e" sounds (shimeru, ageru, sageru) are transitives. Intransitives are the things having something done to them, transitives are you doing something to the things. NOT A RULE THOUGH like 分かる (understand) and 分ける (separate).


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DemiMurgos

I am confused as well..


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AnaLydiate

Used for closing different things eg. まど をしめて close the window 目をとじて close your eyes.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kittycat2223

Could I use とじる for close?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Brubacher.C

Duo won't accept kanji for this one, but will for others... It gets really confusing.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kitsune_3

窓を閉めます。not accepted 14.02.18

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