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Learn JLPT N5 Vocabulary: 起きる (okiru)

Learn JLPT N5 Vocabulary with Flashcard

Kana: おきる
Kanji: 起きる
Romaji: okiru

Type: Verb

Meaning: to get up; to rise; to wake up; to be awake; to stay awake

Example sentences:

起きなさい。もう11時だよ。
okinasai. mou juuichi ji da yo.
Wake up. It’s already 11 o’clock.

寝息じゃないから起きてるってのは分かってたんだ。
neiki janai kara okiteru tte nowa wakattetan da.
I could tell from your breathing you were awake.

起きる Verb Conjugation

Infographic: conjugation of Japanese verb 起きる. Click on image to view full size.

彼女は一度寝たら起きないんだ。
kanojo wa ichido netara okinain da.
You can’t wake her up once she’s gone to sleep.


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好きなときに起きて、食べたい物を食べるなんて、こんなことはいままでにない。
suki na toki ni okite, tabetai mono o taberu nante, konna koto wa ima made ni nai.
Never before have I been able to get up whenever I want or eat whatever I like.

家のなかでは誰もまだ起きた様子がない。
ie no naka de wa daremo mada okita yousu ga nai.
It looks like no one in the household has woken up yet.

Learn JLPT N5 Vocabulary: 起きる (okiru)

Similar words:

起き上がる (okiagaru); 寝覚める (nezameru); 覚める (sameru)

Meaning in other languages:

Chinese: 起床 (qǐchuáng); 起来 (qǐlai)
Korean: 일어나다 (il-eonada), 깨우다 (kkaeuda)


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