ける

Ichidan verb, intransitive verb

  1. to lose, to be defeated.
  2. to succumb, to give in, to surrender, to yield.
  3. to be inferior to.
  4. to break out in a rash due to (e.g. lacquer, shaving, etc.).

Ichidan verb, transitive verb

  1. to reduce the price, to give a discount, to throw in (something extra) for free.

Variations

Pronunciation Kanji Kana Is Common
ける 負ける まける
ける 敗ける まける
敗北まけ 敗北る まける

Contained Kanji Breakdown

defeat, negative, -
ま.ける お.う フ (3rd, N3)
shellfish
かい バイ (1st, N2)
eye, class, look
め モク ま- (1st, N4)
eight, eight radical (no. 12)
ハチ はっ や (1st, N5)