100 Japanese Verbs You Should Know (Part 4)

Let’s continue with the next twenty verbs in our 100 Japanese Verbs You Should Know series. If you haven’t looked at Part 1, Part 2, or Part 3 of this article, please take a few short minutes to do so.

61. Kau-かう 買う- To buy
62. Uru- うる 売る- To sell
63. Hataraku- はたらく 働く- To work
64. Tsutomeru- つとめる 勤める- To work for
65. Kariru- かりる 借りる- To borrow
66. Kasu-かす 貸す- To lend
67. Kaesu- かえす 返す- To return an item
68. Sumu- すむ 住む- To live/ To reside/ To inhabit
69. Akeru- あける 開ける- To open
70. Shimeru- しめる 閉める- To close
71. Tobacco wo suu- たばこをすう 煙草を吸う- To smoke
72. Yo- よう 酔う- To be drunk
73. Untensuru- うんてんする 運転する- To drive
74. Kakaru-っかる 斯かる- To take (amount of time/money)
75. Shokaisuru-しょうかいする 紹介する- To introduce
76. Matsu- まつ 待つ- To wait
77. Isogu-いそぐ 急ぐ- To hurry
78. Au- あう 会う- To meet
79. Shiru-しる 知る- To get to know
80. Harau- はらう 払う- To pay

Please keep watching for Part 5, the last in the 100 Japanese Verbs You Should Know series.

Thanks for reading,

Donald Ash

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  • マルク

    First of all, excellent set of articles (the 5 of them).

    I have a doubt in one of the verbs: 斯かる
    I can’t seem to find this verb anywhere. Could you please check if it’s correct or explain further?


    • Kirill V.

      kakaru (掛かる) is usually written in kana. The character above is indeed kakaru but it means (such, like this)

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