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Learn JLPT N4 Vocabulary: 動く (ugoku)

動く (ugoku)

Kana: うごく
Kanji: 動く
Romaji: ugoku

Type: Verb

Meaning: to move; to stir; to shift; to shake; to operate; to run; to work; to swing

Example sentences:

動かないで、じっと寝ていればいいよ。
ugokanaide, jitto nete ireba ii yo.
Don’t move, just sleep.

あんまり動かないほうがいいよ。
anmari ugokanai hou ga ii yo.
You shouldn’t move around too much.

動く Verb Conjugation

Infographic: Conjugation of Japanese verb 動く. Click on image to view full size.

ちょっとでも動いてみろ、頭に弾丸をぶちこむぞ。
chotto demo ugoite miro, atama ni dangan o buchikomu zo.
If you move, I’ll blow your brains out.

きょうばかりは私の指図どおりに動いてくれないと困るんです。
kyou bakari wa watashi no sashizu doori ni ugoite kurenai to komarun desu.
Today you must act on the line that I point out.

動く (ugoku)

Similar words:

動かす (ugokasu); 移る (utsuru)

Meaning in other languages:

Chinese: 动 (dòng)
Korean: 움직이다 (umjig-ida)

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