Word of the Day - okiru

Word of the Day:

okiru

Pronunciation:

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Meaning:

to get up; to rise; to wake up; to sit up; to happen; to occur

Japanese characters:

起きる (おきる)

Example:

Yoru osoku made okite, hon o yonde ita.
夜遅くまで起きて、本を読んでいた。

Translation:

I stayed up reading until late at night.

Antonym:

neru (寝る)

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