JLPT N4 Vocabulary


to be similar

JLPT N4 vocabulary list

Learn Japanese vocabulary: 【にる】(niru).


  • to resemble; to look like; to take after​
  • to be similar (in status, condition, etc.); to be close; to be alike; to be like

Type: Verb, Ichidan verb, Intransitive verb

Level: JLPT N4 Vocabulary

- Example Sentences

Each example sentence includes a Japanese furigana reading, the romaji reading, and the English translation.

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Example #1

kare to boku wa niteru no darou ka.
I wonder if he and I are alike.
Example #2

kono geemu wa toranpu to niteru to omoimasu.
I think that this game is similar to playing cards.
Example #3

watashi to anata wa niteru to omoimasen ka.
Don't you think that you look like me?
Example #4

watashi wa yoku shingapooru jin ni niteru to iwaremasu.
I am often told that I look like a Singaporean.
Example #5

sono akachan wa hontou ni chichioya ni niteru.
The baby really takes after its father.

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