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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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JapanesePod101.com Verified
September 19th, 2021 at 08:32 PM
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Hi Panther22,

Thank you for your comment!

Yes, in this video, all the verbs are introduced in the dictionary form.

As well as the dictionary form, we also use -masu form, like tabemasu and mimasu.

This form is used to make the sentence polite.

Hope you enjoy learning Japanese with us😊



Team JapanesePod101.com

September 17th, 2021 at 11:16 PM
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Are all of these verbs polite because I have heard some of them said a different way before, for example

I have heard taberu also said as tabemasu, and miru also said as mimasu.

Anyways thank you so much for this video it was very helpful.😄❤️️👍

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May 30th, 2021 at 06:56 AM
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こんにちは Lawrence,

Thank you so much for your positive message! 😇❤️️

Feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

We wish you good luck with your language studies.

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レヴェンテ (Levente)

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May 28th, 2021 at 12:02 AM
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I like Risa’s lecture a lot. Very much fun to watch. Very efficient!

Thank you!

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January 19th, 2021 at 03:30 PM
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Thank you so much for your comment😄

I assume you meant "yaru?" Yaru is a more casual way to say suru.

Yoru means night. You're right about it😉

Please let us know if you have any questions :)



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January 16th, 2021 at 05:46 AM
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Can I have more clarification on the two kinds of "To do"?

Yoru vs suru. I thought you meant evening or night?

Please help. Arigato!

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October 12th, 2019 at 06:39 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.


Miki H

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September 16th, 2019 at 05:04 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 08:20 PM
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Hi Annie,

Thank you for posting.

Please download the [Lesson Notes] PDF by clicking on the disk icon below the lesson's title. It has the lesson's vocabulary in detail (Kanji / Kana / Romaji / English).

Hope this helps! Please let us know if you have any questions.


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Cristiane (クリスチアネ)

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May 7th, 2019 at 09:27 PM
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