JLPT N5 Vocabulary


to put; to place​

JLPT N5 vocabulary list

Learn Japanese vocabulary: 【おく】(oku)


  1. to put; to place​
  2. to leave (behind)​
  3. to establish (an organization, a facility, a position, etc.); to set up​
  4. to appoint (someone to a certain position); to hire; to employ
  5. to place (one’s trust, one’s faith, etc.); to bear (in mind, etc.)​
  6. to put down a tool (e.g. a pen) hence stopping what one is doing with that tool
  7. to take in (boarders, etc.); to provide lodging in one’s house​
  8. to separate spatially or temporally​
  9. to do something in advance​ (Usually written using kana alone, after the -te form of a verb)
  10. to leave something in a certain state; to keep something in a certain state (​Usually written using kana alone, after the -te form of a verb )

Type: Verb, Godan verb, Transitive verb

Level: JLPT N5 Vocabulary

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Example #1

koko ni oku yo.
I'll place it here.
Example #2

asoko ni oite arimasu.
I placed it over there. / It's placed over there.
Example #3

koko ni oite kudasai.
Please place it here.
Example #4

kono ue ni mono wo okanaide kudasai.
Please don't leave things on top of here.

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