Languages › Japanese Okuru Share Flipboard Email Print Japanese Essential Japanese Vocabulary History & Culture Japanese Grammar By Namiko Abe Japanese Language Expert B.A., Kwansei Gakuin University Namiko Abe is a Japanese language teacher and translator, as well as a Japanese calligraphy expert. She has been a freelance writer for nearly 20 years. our editorial process Namiko Abe Updated October 04, 2017 The Japanese word okuru is pronounced "oh-koo-roo". It means to send, to ship, to see off, to dispatch, or to spend. Explore more about this interesting word below. Japanese Characters 送る （おくる） Example Ryoushin wa inaka de shizukana seikatsu o okutteiru.両親は田舎で静かな生活を送っている。 Translation: My parents have a quiet life in the countryside.