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Learn JLPT N4 Vocabulary: 考える (kangaeru)

Learn JLPT N4 Vocabulary with Flashcard

Kana: かんがえる
Kanji: 考える
Romaji: kangaeru

Type: Verb

Meaning: to think; to consider; to reckon

Example sentences:

明日どうやって生きるか、それを考えよう。
ashita dou yatte ikiru ka, sore o kangaeyou.
Let’s think about how we’ll survive tomorrow.

入試のこととか考えたくないよ。
nyuushi no koto toka kangaetakunai yo.
I don’t wanna think about entrance exams.

考える Verb Conjugation

Infographic: conjugation of Japanese verb 考える. Click on image to view full size.

あまり考えない方がいいよ。
amari kangaenai hou ga ii yo.
You shouldn’t think too much about it.


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こんなことが行なわれそうだとはおよそ考えられません。
konna koto ga okonawaresou da to wa oyoso kangaeraremasen.
That does not seem very likely.

君が何を考えているのか、私にはわかります!
kimi ga nani o kangaete iru no ka, watashi ni wa wakarimasu.
I know what you’re thinking!

考える (kangaeru)

Verb forms:

ますform: 考えます
Negative form: 考えない
Volitional form: 考えよう
ばconditional form: 考えれば
Potential form: 考えられる

Similar words:

思う (omou)

Meaning in other languages:

Chinese: 想 (xiǎng)
Korean: 생각하다 (saeng-gaghada)


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