Meaning

Primary

To Be Closed

Alternative

To Be Shut

Word Type

intransitive verb, godan verb

Explanation

If 閉める is "to close" or "to shut" this is going to be the version where you don't do anything and something shuts on its own. This word is to be shut or to be closed. You know this because you put your hand in the door to open it, but then it shuts (on its own) on your hand, marring (まる) your hand forever.

Reading

しまる
  • Kyoko
    (Tokyo accent, female)
  • Kenichi
    (Tokyo accent, male)

Explanation

The reading is the same as 閉める.

Context

Context Sentences

このフタ、うまく閉まらないんだけど。

This lid doesn't close properly.

あのお店、何時に閉まるんだっけ?

What time was it that the store closes?

突然、扉がひとりでに閉まりました。

Suddenly, the door shut by itself.

Kanji Composition