How to Use the Japanese Word Okiru

Okiru, pronounced "oh-kee-roo", is a commonly-used Japanese word that translates to mean "to get up", "to rise", "to wake up", or "to sit up". It is also used more generally to mean "to happen", or "to occur".

Japanese Characters

起きる (おきる)


Yoru osoku made okite, hon o yonde ita.

Translation: I stayed up reading until late at night.


neru (寝る)