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Learn JLPT N5 Vocabulary: 渡る (wataru)

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Kana: わたる
Kanji: 渡る; 渉る
Romaji: wataru

Type: Verb

Meaning: to cross over; to go across

Example sentences:

彼女は水溜りを渡った。
kanojo wa mizutamari o watatta.
She crossed the pool of water.

この屋敷は池に囲まれ外に出るにはあの橋を渡るしかない。
kono yashiki wa ike ni kakomare soto ni deru niwa ano hashi o wataru shika nai.
This mansion is surrounded by the lake, and the only way to get outside is to cross that bridge.

渡る Verb Conjugation

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おれがアメリカに渡ってきたときには、まだ生まれてもいなかった娘だ。
ore ga amerika ni watatte kita toki niwa, mada umarete mo inakatta musume da.
She wasn’t even born when I landed in America.

手紙が途中で他人の手に渡る事も考えられるので、ハジメは居場所を明かさなかった。
tegami ga tochuu de tanin no te ni wataru koto mo kangaerareru node, hajime wa ibasho o akasanakatta.
Hajime never said where he was in case the letter fell into someone else’s hands.

Learn JLPT N5 Vocabulary: 渡る (wataru)

Similar words:

越える (koeru)

Meaning in other languages:

Chinese: 渡 (dù); 过 (guò)
Korean: 건너다 (geonneoda)

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