落ちる

堕ちる、 墜ちる、 落る

Reading

Kana: おちる
Romaji: ochiru
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Definitions

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1

to fall down; to drop; to fall (e.g. rain); to sink (e.g. sun or moon); to fall onto (e.g. light or one's gaze); to be used in a certain place (e.g. money)

2

to be omitted; to be missing

3

to decrease; to sink

4

to fail (e.g. exam or class); to lose (contest, election, etc.)

5

to crash; to degenerate; to degrade; to fall behind

6

to become indecent (of a conversation)

7

to be ruined; to go under

8

to fade; to come out (e.g. a stain); to come off (e.g. makeup); to be removed (e.g. illness, possessing spirit, name on a list)

See also: 狐が落ちる (reading きつねがおちる)
9

to fall (into someone's hands); to become someone's possession

10

to fall (into a trap); to fall (for a trick)

11

to give in; to give up; to confess; to flee

12

to fall; to be defeated; to surrender

13

to come to (in the end); to end in

14

to fall (in love, asleep, etc.)

See also: 恋に落ちる (reading こいにおちる) 眠りに落ちる (reading ねむりにおちる)
15

to swoon (judo)

16

to consent; to understand

See also: 腑に落ちない (reading ふにおちない)
17

to crash; to freeze

(Computer terminology)
18

to die

Note: of animals
19

to move to the depths

Note: of fish when it gets cold

Kanji

Readings: ラク、 お.ちる、 お.ち、 お.とす
Meanings: fall, drop, come down, village, hamlet
Readings: ダ、 お.ちる、 くず.す、 くず.れる
Meanings: degenerate, descend to, lapse into
Readings: ツイ、 お.ちる、 お.つ
Meanings: crash, fall (down)

Example Sentences

()()ちた。
➥The leaves fell.
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(かれ)(かわ)()ちた。
➥He fell into the river.
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(かれ)()から()ちた。
➥He fell from the tree.
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受験(じゅけん)()ちた。
➥I failed the tests.
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(かれ)(うま)から()ちた。
➥He fell off the horse.
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()から(うろこ)()ちた。
➥I can see the light.
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