Japanese Verbs

Verbs are a key part of any language. Below you find a list of some of the most important Japanese verbs to get started with. Together with other basic nouns and adjectives, this will quickly allow you to express basic things in Japanese. For even more verbs, take a look at our learning resources for Japanese at the end of the page.

EnglishJapanese
to know知る (shiru)
to think考える (kangaeru)
to come来る (kuru)
to put置く (oku)
to take取る (toru)
to find見つける (mitsukeru)
to listen聞く (kiku)
to work働く (hataraku)
to talk話す (hanasu)
to give与える (ataeru)
to like好む (konomu)
to help助ける (tasukeru)
to love愛する (aisuru)
to wait待つ (matsu)
to stand立つ (tatsu)
to sit座る (suwaru)
to close閉める (shimeru)
to open開く (hiraku)
to lose負ける (makeru)
to win勝つ (katsu)
to die死ぬ (shinu)
to live生きる (ikiru)
to drink飲む (nomu)
to eat食べる (taberu)
to walk歩く (aruku)
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Japanese Vocabulary Books

Learn Japanese - Quick / Easy / Efficient

Learn Japanese - Quick / Easy / Efficient

This vocabulary book is a curated Japanese word frequency list with 2000 of the most common Japanese words and phrases. Following the Pareto principle (80/20 rule), this book is built to streamline the learning process by concentrating on the core words and sentence structures. The result is a unique book ideal for driven learners and language hackers.
Japanese Vocabulary Book

Japanese Vocabulary Book

This Japanese vocabulary book contains more than 3000 words and phrases and is organized by topic to make it easier for you to pick what to learn first. It is well suited for learners of all levels who are looking for an extensive resource to improve their vocabulary or are interested in learning vocabularies in one particular area of interest.


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