[]ける

Ichidan verb, transitive verb

  1. to open (a door, etc.), to unwrap (e.g. parcel, package), to unlock.
  2. to open (for business, etc.).
  3. to empty, to remove, to make space, to make room.
    Esp. 空ける.
  4. to move out, to clear out.
    Esp. 空ける.
  5. to be away from (e.g. one's house), to leave (temporarily).
    Esp. 空ける.

Ichidan verb, intransitive verb

  1. to dawn, to grow light.
    Esp. 明ける.
  2. to end (of a period, season).
    Esp. 明ける.
  3. to begin (of the New Year).
    Esp. 明ける.
  4. to leave (one's schedule) open, to make time (for).
    Esp. 明ける.
  5. to make (a hole), to open up (a hole).

Variations

Pronunciation Kanji Kana Is Common
[]ける 開ける あける
[]ける 空ける あける
[]ける 明ける あける

Contained Kanji Breakdown

open, unfold, unseal (3rd)
  • gate, counter for cannons(2nd)
  • open, initiate, begin
    • one, one radical (no.1)(1st)
    • twenty, twenty or letter H radical (no. 55)