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Verb 終わる (〜owaru)

Verb 終わる (〜owaru)

Short explanation:

Verbal action is completed; 'to finish', 'to end'.


終わる (owaru) as a る-verb


Eiga ga owattara, ie ni kaerimasu.
When the movie finishes, I'll go home.
Shigoto ga owaru made, matte kudasai.
Please wait until the work is finished.
Paatii wa mou sugu owarimasu.
The party will be over soon.
Shiken ga owattara, tomodachi to asobi ni iku yotei desu.
Once the exam is over, I plan to go out with my friends.

Long explanation:

The verb 終わる (owaru) is used to express that an action has been completed or something has come to an end. It is translated as 'to finish', 'to end' or 'to be over' in English. The conjugation of 終わる follows the standard る-verb conjugation rules.

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