100 Japanese Verbs You Should Know (Part 4)

By Donnie | Articles

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 says:

    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. says:

      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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