100 Japanese Verbs You Should Know (Part 2)

By Donald Ash | Educational Articles & Videos

Let’s continue our list of 100 Japanese verbs you should know. I wanted to break this list down into manageable pieces, so if you haven’t read Part 1 of this article, please do so. I hope you find these verbs useful. In a later article series I will delve into the basics of how to use them. Okay, so now for today’s list:

The verbs include the Romaji, hiragana, kanji, and English meanings

21. Sanposuru- さんぽする 散歩する- To walk
22. Hashiru- はしる 走る- To run
23. Tobiagaru- とびあがる 飛び上がる- To jump
24. Oyogu- およぐ 泳ぐ- To swim
25. Choyaku- ちょうやく 跳躍- To skip
26. Undosuru- うんどうする 運動する- To exercise
27. Futoru- ふとる 太る- To gain weight
28. Yaseru- やせる 痩せる- To lose weight
29. Tsukareru- つかれる 疲れる- To get tired
30. Onakagasuku-おなかがすく お腹がすく- To be hungry
31. Nodogakawaku- のどがかわく 喉が渇く- To be thirsty
32. Ofuronihairu- おふろにはいる お風呂に入る- To take a bath
33. Sojisuru- そうじする 掃除する- To clean
34. Arau- あらう 洗う- To wash
35. Sentakusuru- せんたくする 洗濯する- To do laundry
36. Kiru- きる 着る- To put on clothes (above your waist)
37. Haku- はく- To put on clothes (below your waist)
38. Megane wo kakeru- めがねをかける 眼鏡を掛ける- To put on glasses
39. Tsukeru- つける- To turn on
40. Kesu- けす 消す- To turn off power/ to erase

I hope these serve you well.

Donald Ash


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Donald Ash is an Atlanta, Georgia-born, American expat who has been living in a Japanese time warp for the last eleven years. While in that time warp, he discovered that he absolutely loves writing, blogging, and sharing. Donald is the creator of thejapanguy.com blog. Wanna know more about this guy? Check out his "What's Your Story" page.

  • Blossom Onunekwu says:

    Totemo onakagasuku! My favorite daily expression. Thanks for the list!

  • 321 says:

    isnt tsukeru is wear?

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