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to suppress, to control
Kare wa ikari o osaeru koto ga dekinakatta
He was unable to suppress his anger.
Boryuumu o osaete shizuka ni ongaku o kiku
Listen to music quietly with the volume turned down.
to lose (things)
Taisetsu na mono o nakusanai you ni ki o tsukemashou.
Let's be careful not to lose important things.
Kare wa basu ni saifu o nakushite shimatta.
He lost his wallet on the bus.
Nihongo o narau koto ni kyoumi ga aru
I am interested in learning Japanese.
Kanojo wa piano o naratteimasu
She is learning to play the piano.
to fall, to drop, to hang
Kyou no kion wa kyuu ni sagatta.
The temperature dropped suddenly today.
Kono michi wo sagatte hidari ni magatte kudasai.
Please go down this street and turn left.
to be corrected, to be repaired
Kowareta tokei ga naotte, mata tsukaeru you ni natta.
The broken clock got fixed, and it became usable again.
Kare wa hayaku kaze ga naoru koto o negatte iru.
He is hoping that his cold will get better soon.
to be saved, to be rescued, to be spared
Anata no okage de tasukarimashita
Thanks to you, I was saved.
Kanojo no tasuke de, nagai enzetsu o kiku koto kara tasukarimashita
With her help, I was saved from listening to the long speech.
Haru ni naru to sakura ga saku.
Cherry blossoms bloom when spring comes.
Teien ni wa takusan no hana ga saiteimasu.
Many flowers are blooming in the garden.
to be effective
to deceive, to cheat
Kare wa watashi o kantan ni damashita.
He easily deceived me.
Kanojo wa jouzu ni hito o damasu koto ga dekiru.
She can skillfully deceive people.
to lengthen, to stretch, to spread out
Kami o nobasu koto ni shimashita.
I decided to grow my hair out.
Kare wa ashi o nobashite rirakkusu shiteimasu.
He is relaxing by stretching his legs.
to bind, to roll up
Kare wa samusa ni taeru tame ni atsui mafurā o kubi ni maita
He wrapped a thick scarf around his neck to endure the cold.
Kanojo wa ribon o purezento ni maite kawaiku kazatta
She wrapped a ribbon around the gift and decorated it cutely.
to enjoy oneself, to take pleasure in, to have a good time
Shuumatsu ni kazoku to issho ni tanoshimu yotei ga arimasu.
I have plans to enjoy the weekend with my family.
Eiga o mite tanoshimu koto ga suki desu.
I like to enjoy watching movies.
Jinkou ga fueru koto de, toshi no mondai ga sara ni shinkokka suru.
As the population increases, the problems of cities become even more serious.
Saikin, shigoto no ryou ga fueru ippou de, jikan ga toremasen.
Recently, with the increasing amount of work, I can't find any time.
to leak out, to escape
Mizu ga moreru no wa, doko kara desu ka?
Where is the water leaking from?
Jouhou ga moreru koto wa saketai desu
I want to avoid information leaks.
to insert, to put up
Asahi ga mado o sashikomu.
The morning sun shines in through the window.
Kare wa kami ni enpitsu de sen o sashita.
He drew a line with a pencil on the paper.
to take a picture
Kono fuukei o toru noni saiteki na basho wa doko desu ka
Where is the best place to take a picture of this landscape?
Kanojo wa shashin o toru no ga tokui desu
She is good at taking photos.
to make a profit, to have a child
Rieki o moukeru tame ni ōku no shōhin o hanbai shita
We sold many products to make a profit.
Kare wa tōshi de takusan no okane o mōketa
He made a lot of money from his investments.
Taiyou ga noboru no o miru no ga suki desu.
I like watching the sun rise.
Kaidan o nobotte 7-kai ni ikimasu.
I will go up the stairs to the 7th floor.
to stand, to erect, to raise, to establish
Kare wa atarashii keikaku o tateru
He made a new plan.
Kanojo wa ude ni hae o tateru
She let a fly land on her arm.
to be enough, to be sufficient, to suffice
Okane ga tarinakute, kaimono ga dekimasen
I don't have enough money to go shopping.
Kare no setsumei wa juubun tariru to omoimasu
I think his explanation is sufficient.
to polish, to brush, to improve, to cultivate
Kare wa mainichi gitaa no gijutsu o migai te iru
He polishes his guitar skills every day.
Houchou o migaku tame ni toishi ga hitsuyou desu
You need a whetstone to sharpen a knife.
Kare wa shiai ni kachimashita.
He won the match.
Watashitachi wa kanarazu kachimasu.
We will definitely win.
to untie, to unfasten, to solve, to relieve of a post
Nazo o toku no wa tanoshii.
Solving puzzles is fun.
Kare wa suugaku no mondai o subayaku toita.
He solved the math problem quickly.
to present, to give
Kanojo ni hana o okuru koto ni shimashita
I decided to give her flowers as a gift.
Seikou o iwatte, kare ni purezento o okuritai
I want to give him a present to celebrate his success.
to fight, to compete, to dispute, to contend
Karera wa chii o arasotte iru.
They are competing for position.
Futari no senshu ga yuushou o arasotta.
The two athletes competed for the championship.
to raise, to lift, to give, to finish (when attached to verb)
Te o ageru to shitsumon o suru koto ga dekiru
You can ask a question by raising your hand.
Kanojo wa koe o agete yorokonda
She raised her voice with joy.
to become untied, to be solved
Muzukashii mondai ga yatto toketa.
I finally solved the difficult problem.
Kono angou wa dare ni mo tokenakatta.
No one could decipher this code.
to congratulate, to celebrate
Kanojo no tanjoubi o iwau tame ni paatii o hiraita
We held a party to celebrate her birthday.
Sotsugyou o iwau tame ni tomodachi to shokuji ni itta
I went out to eat with friends to celebrate graduation.
to put in order, to tidy up, to finish
Heya o katazukeru jikan ga nakatta
I didn't have time to clean up the room.
Kanojo wa itsumo hayaku te teinei ni katazukeru
She always tidies up quickly and carefully.
to show, to indicate, to point out
Kare wa, shiken ni goukaku shita koto o shoumeisho de shimeshimashita.
He showed that he passed the exam with a certificate.
Watashitachi wa yuujou o shimesu tame ni purezento o koukan shimashita.
We exchanged gifts to show our friendship.
to be jealous of, to envy
Yaku o nomu mae ni, setsumeisho o yoku yonde kudasai
Please read the instructions carefully before taking the medicine.
Kare wa kaze o hiita node, yaku o nonde nemashita
He caught a cold, so he took medicine and went to bed.
to be tired, to be weary
Ichinichijuu hataraite totemo tsukareta.
I worked all day and got really tired.
Naganjikan benkyou shitara, me ga tsukareru darou.
If you study for a long time, your eyes will probably get tired.
Kuni o okosu tame ni, kare wa ooku no kaikaku o okonatta.
He carried out many reforms to build up the country.
Bunka o okosu tame, shi wa samazama na geijutsu ibento o kaisai shite iru.
The city is holding various art events to promote culture.
Kyou wa kaimono ni iku tsumori desu.
I plan to go shopping today.
Ashita, tomodachi to eiga o mi ni iku yotei desu.
Tomorrow, I plan to go see a movie with my friend.
to remember, to memorize, to learn
Atarashii tango o oboeru noni jikan ga kakarimasu
It takes time to learn new words.
Kare wa kyuusoku ni nihongo no bunpou o oboemashita
He quickly learned Japanese grammar.
to get angry
Kare wa kantan ni okoru taipu no hito desu.
He is the type of person who gets angry easily.
Kanojo ga okoru riyuu ga wakaranai.
I don't understand the reason why she gets angry.
to blow, to play an instrument (eg: like trumpet, but not like a piano)
Kaze ga tsuyoku fuite iru
The wind is blowing strongly.
Kare wa toranpetto o fuku no ga jouzu da
He is good at playing the trumpet.
to add, to increase
Kono ryouri ni sukoshi shio o kuwaete kudasai
Please add a little salt to this dish.
Kare wa kanojo no kaiwa ni jibun no iken o kuwaeta
He added his own opinion to her conversation.
to peel, to strip off
Ashi ga mukunde itai desu.
My legs are swollen and painful.
Nagai hikou de ashi ga mukumu koto ga arimasu.
Legs can swell on long flights.
Denwa o kakeru
To make a phone call.
Jikan o kakete setsumei suru
To explain taking time.
to go home
Shigoto ga owattara, sugu ni kaeru tsumori da
I plan to go home as soon as my work is done.
Ashita no asa hayaku kaeranakereba naranai
I have to go home early tomorrow morning.
to play (string instruments)
Kare wa gitā o umaku hiku koto ga dekiru
He can play the guitar well.
Kanojo wa piano o hiku no ga daisuki da
She loves playing the piano.
to become vacant, to be free
Zaseki ga aite iru ka dou ka kakunin shite kudasai
Please check if there are any seats available.
Chuushajou ga aku no o matte ita
I was waiting for a parking space to open up.
Hon o yomu no ga suki desu
I like reading books.
Mainichi shinbun o yomu shuukan ga aru
I have a habit of reading the newspaper every day.
to employ, to hire
Atarashii juugyouin o yatou yotei desu
We plan to hire new employees.
Kanojo wa shougakkou no sensei toshite yatowaremashita
She was hired as an elementary school teacher.
to steal, to do stealthily
Kare wa mise kara shouhin o nusunde tsukamatta
He was caught stealing products from the store.
Kanojo no saifu ga dareka ni nusumareta you da
It seems someone stole her wallet.
Yasai o niru no ni benrina nabe ga hoshii.
I want a convenient pot for boiling vegetables.
Daikon wa juubun ni yawarakaku niru koto ga juuyou desu.
It is important to boil daikon until it is sufficiently soft.
Hikkoshi no nimotsu o hakobu no wa taihen da.
It's hard to carry moving luggage.
Omoi hako o hakobu no ni kurou shita.
I had trouble carrying the heavy box.
to jump up, to be excited
Kumo ga sora ni odoru you ni mieta.
The clouds appeared to dance in the sky.
Kanojo no hitomi wa yorokobi de odotte ita.
Her eyes were dancing with joy.
to come down, to be issued
Eki no kaidan o oriru toki wa ki o tsukete kudasai.
Please be careful when going down the stairs at the station.
Basu kara oriru mae ni, nimotsu o wasurenai you ni shimashou.
Before getting off the bus, make sure not to forget your belongings.
Mado o akeru to, shinsen na kuuki ga heya ni haitte kita
When I opened the window, fresh air came into the room.
Tanjoubi purezento o akeru no ga tanoshimi da
I'm looking forward to opening my birthday present.
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