引く can be used a few ways in English. (Remember 生? Blog Feb. 10th)
Here is 引く kanji used 3 ways. Can you translate them all?
1. Sign on a door
3. 5 - 3 = 2 (5引く3は2)
1. This photo says 'pull.' You need to PULL the door to open it.
What is the opposite of pull? That’s right! PUSH!
2. This says "I caught a cold." With illnesses like a cold or the flu we use the verb catch.
(Remember caught is the past tense of cold)
3. This 引く translates to minus.
5 - 3 = 2 (5 minus 3 equals 2)
So (depending on how it's used) 引く can mean PULL, CATCH or MINUS!