Godan Verbs

The Japanese language has many interesting grammatical aspects in its structure. There are three important groups of verbs. The majority of the verbs are in the first group. These verbs are also known as Godan or Yodan (五段) verbs.
First group or Godan Verbs.

Godan Verbs 五段
English Kanji Romaji English Kanji Romaji
Walk 歩く Aruku Play 遊ぶ Asobu
Meet 会う Au Enter 入る Hairu
Begin 始まる Hajimaru Go 行く Iku
Return 帰る Kaera Take かかる Kakaru
Write 書く Kaku Buy 買う Kau
Listen 聞く Kiku Wait 待つ Matsu
Possess 持つ Motsu Learn 習う Narau
Drink 飲む Nomu Send 送る Okuru
Think 思う Omou Swim 泳ぐ Oyogu
Know 知る Shiru Sit 座る Suwaru
Go 行く Iku Stop 止まる Tomaru
Stand 立つ Tatsu Sell 売る Uru
Arrive 着く Tsuku Understand 分かる Wakaru
Sing 歌う Utau Read 読む Yomu
Laugh 笑う Warau      



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