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What does “Iku (いく,行く,逝く)” mean in Japanese?

What does “Iku (いく,行く,逝く)” mean in Japanese?

Iku (行く)

Meaning: Go

Romaji: Iku

Hiragana: いく

Katakana: イク

Kanji: 行く

Iku is “Go” in English and means to proceed, move, or walk towards a destination.

Iku-Iku is also used in everyday conversation. For example, are you coming to the party today? “IKU IKU!”

Iku also represents the continuation and progress of an action. For example, Yasete Iku means “Getting lose weight.”

Umakuiku (うまくいく)

Adding umaku before iku means “go well”,Also, “go wrong” is “Umaku ikanai (うまくいかない)”.

Iku (逝く)

Meaning: Pass away

Romaji: Iku

Kanji: 逝く

Although not often used, Iku has the meaning of passing away.

Seikyo (逝去)

“Seikyo” is used when mourning someone’s death. However, it cannot refer to a relative’s death.


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