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Learn JLPT N4 Vocabulary: 通る (tooru)

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Kana: とおる
Kanji: 通る
Romaji: tooru

Type: verb

Meaning: to go by; to go past; to go along; to travel along; to pass through; to go via; to go by way of

Example sentences:

わたしが昨夜通ったときは何もなかったんだが…
watashi ga yuube tootta toki wa nanimo nakattan da ga.
I didn’t see anything when I passed by last night.

あの洞窟は狭く人ひとり通るのがやっとだ。
ano doukutsu wa semaku hito hitori tooru no ga yatto da.
That cave is very narrow and only one person can pass through at a time.

通る Verb Conjugation

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帰り道にそのアパートの前よく通るわ…
kaerimichi ni sono apaato no mae yoku tooru wa.
I pass by that apartment a lot on my way home…

足音は彼の部屋の前を通って、階下へ降りていったらしい。
ashioto wa kare no heya no mae o tootte, kaika e orite itta rashii.
The footsteps had definitely passed his door going to the stairs.

子供がひとり通るのをみかけませんでしたか?
kodomo ga hitori tooru no o mikakemasen deshita ka.
Have you seen a child pass?

通る (tooru)

Similar words:

過ぎる (sugiru)

Meaning in other languages:

Chinese: 通过 (tōngguò)
Korean: 통하다 (tonghada)

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