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Risa: Hi everyone, welcome to Japanese top 25 verbs. Let’s go. Yay!
1. 忘れる(wasureru) To forget.
What did you eat last night for dinner? Umm what did I eat... 忘れる(wasureru)
2. する(suru) to do
ジャンプする(jampu suru)
3. やる(yaru) to do
やる(yaru) is also means to do like する(suru) but やる(yaru) is more bit more casual way to say to do. やることリストを作る(yaru koto risuto o tsukuru) Make to do list えへへへ、わかったけど、忘れちゃった(ehehehe, wakatta kedo, wasurechatta) Learn how to do yoga, make my original song. To do list.
4. いる(iru) To exist
友達がいる(tomo-dachi ga iru) I have a friend, thank you
5. ある(aru) to exist.
We usually use いる(iru) for living things but ある(aru) for not living things.
6. 話す(hanasu) to talk
カメラに向かって、話す(kamera ni mukatte, hanasu) to talk to the camera, to the camera えーっと、昨日ねえ(Ētto, kinō nē) I don’t know what should I talk to the camera. Hello.
7. 呼ぶ (yobu) to call
to call your name. おーい(ōi)
8. 行く( iku) To go,
To go to France. ボン・ボヤージュ(bonboyāju)
9. 出る(deru) To go out,
to go out of this room. ひゅっ(hyu)
10. 見る(miru) To see.
To see. To see the future. I can see your future. You get a candy from your friend tomorrow. ふっふっふっふっふ(fuffuffuffuffu)
11. 思う(omou) To think.
Do you think about what I want to eat for lunch today. Hmmmmm, French fries?
12. 待つ(matsu) to wait
ふーん、遅いな、まだかなあ。うーん、早く来ないかな!(Fūn, osoi na, mada ka nā. Ūn, hayaku konai ka na!)
13. 言う(iu) to say,
to say what you want to say. To say もう一回お願いします。。(mō i-kkai o-negai shimasu..) to say what you want to say. ふっふっふっふ。。
14. わかる(wakaru) to understand.
To understand Japanese 日本語わかった!(Nihongo wakatta!) あー、なるほど。(Ā, naruhodo.)
15. 来る(kuru) to come
来るぅー(kurū). In spring, 花粉症が、来るぅー(kanfunshō ga kurū)
16. 出来る(dekiru) To be able to do
出来る(dekiru) I want my foot to be able to touch my head. This is my foot. ひゅうー(Hyū)
17. 開く(hiraku) To open
心を開く(kokoro o hiraku)
18. 取る(toru) to take,
to take tissue box, to take slipper, to take a keyboard, to take a slipper again. To take a handkerchief 取るものがいっぱい(toru mono ga ippai)
19. 作る(tsukuru) to make,
to make a cup out of clay. ひゅっ(hyu)
20. 読む(yomu) to read,
to read your mind. I know. I know what you think about. I have been reading a book called Alchemist. It’s been taking a long time. ふぅーんふんふん・・・わあ!(fūnfunfun...wā!)
21. 歩く(aruku) to walk
テテテテーンテーンテーンテーテテーンテーテテテテンテンテンテンテン・・・ あーるーこー、あーるーこー、歩くのー大好きー(tetetetēntēntēntētetēntētetetetententententen... ārūkō, ārūkō, aruku nō daisukī)
22. 食べる(taberu) to eat
to eat with my hand. うーん、美味しい!(ūn, oishii!)
23. 寝る(neru) to sleep,
to sleep in the class. 起きなさい! はい、すいません!(oki nasai! Hai, suimasen!)
24. 聞く(kiku) to hear, to ask.
What is your favorite Japanese word あなたの好きな日本語は何ですか?へえー、なるほど。(Anata no suki na Nihongo wa nan desu ka? Hē, naruhodo.)
25. なる(naru) to become
心の広い人になりたい!(Kokoro no hiroi hito ni naritai!) I want to become a big hearted person.
運転する(unten suru) To drive,
Oh be careful!
笑う(warau) to laugh
歌う(utau) To sing
Thank you for watching. Today we did top 25 Japanese verbs. みんなにいいことがありますように!(Minna ni ii koto ga arimasu yō ni!)


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October 12th, 2019 at 6:39 am
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Hi Haseeb,

Thank you for the question!

That particular sentence is actually a lyric from a song from Tonari no Totoro (My Neighbor Totoro) movie. Because songs have limited syllables, the formal (and proper) sentence "Aruku no ga daisuki." is shortened as "aruku no daisuki." Often times, in "~ no ga suki" sentence, ga particle is dropped.


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September 16th, 2019 at 5:04 am
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So at 4:06, Risa says "aruku no daisuki" and I was wondering why she uses "no" instead of "ga".

Arigato gozaimashita.

- Haseeb Ahmad

May 8th, 2019 at 8:20 pm
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Hi Annie,

Thank you for posting.

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May 7th, 2019 at 9:27 pm
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May 5th, 2019 at 4:31 am
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Risa is cute and fun, but would prefer if she did the examples in Japanese, not English. I understand what "to read" is in English! Also since this is beginning having the translation in Kanji during the video is not at all helpful; romaji much preferable.

October 18th, 2018 at 4:44 pm
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Thank you for your comments, everyone!

>Kon'nichiwa, Lindsey-san

Risa-sensei wa kawaii desu yo ne👍



>Hi Alfredo,

Please keep studying with us😄

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October 11th, 2018 at 9:16 am
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Hi Emmanuel Travino,

Thanks for the comment! We'd appreciate your input and take it into consideration for future lessons!


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August 19th, 2018 at 10:45 pm
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August 13th, 2018 at 4:32 pm
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Emmanuel Travino
August 9th, 2018 at 3:31 pm
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The objective is for us to learn the Japanese words since we, as in my case, already clearly know the meanings of the English translations. It would be good if explanations are less in English but just give us examples of word usage in Japanese.