[あそ]

Godan verb, intransitive verb

  1. to play, to enjoy oneself, to have a good time.
  2. to mess about (with alcohol, gambling, philandery, etc.).
  3. to be idle, to do nothing, to be unused.
  4. to go to (for pleasure or for study).
    As 〜に遊ぶ.
  5. Baseball term.to intentionally throw a ball to lower the batter's concentration. Baseball term.

Variations

Pronunciation Kanji Kana Is Common
[あそ] 遊ぶ あそぶ
[あす] 遊ぶ あすぶ

Contained Kanji Breakdown

play (3rd)
  • to swim, to move freely, to rove
    • flags flying, streamers
      • direction, person, alternative(2nd)
        • dot, tick or dot radical (no. 3)
        • ten thousand, 10,000(2nd)
          • one, one radical (no.1)(1st)
          • wrapping enclosure, wrapping radical (no. 20)
      • 𠂉 person(人) variant
    • child, sign of the rat, 11PM-1AM(1st)
      • complete, finish (Jr. High)
      • one, one radical (no.1)(1st)
  • walk, walking, road radical (no. 162)