Ikiru

The Japanese word ikiru,  pronounced "ih-KEE-roo", is translated to mean "to live", "to be alive", or "to exist". Explore more about this interesting and fundamental word below.

Japanese Characters

生きる (いきる)

Example

Boku no ojiichan wa hyakusai made ikiru to itteiru.
僕のおじいちゃんは百歳まで生きると言っている。

Translation: My grandpa is saying he’ll live to be a hundred.

Click here to learn about verb conjugation.