JLPT N2 Vocabulary


to roll; to fall over; to lie down

JLPT N2 vocabulary list

Learn Japanese vocabulary: 【ころがる】(korogaru)


  1. to roll; to tumble​
  2. to fall over; to roll over
  3. to lie down
  4. to be scattered about; to be lying around
  5. to change (a situation or outcome)
  6. to come easily; to be common; to fall into one’s hands; to grow on trees

Type: Verb, Godan verb, Intransitive verb

Level: JLPT N2 Vocabulary

- Example Sentences

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

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Example #1

sono toki kara 10 nen ga korogaru you ni sugita.
Ten years rolled by since then.
Example #2

inu ga shibafu ni nekoroagtteita.
A dog was laying on the grass.
Example #3

konna ishi nara sono hen ni ikura demo korogatteiru.
There are rocks like this lying about anywhere around here.
Example #4

jishin no aida, kanojo wa jibun ga heyajuu wo korogaru you ni kanjita.
During the earthquake, she felt herself go flying across the room.
Example #5

korogaru ishi ni wa koke ga tsukanai.
A rolling stone gathers no moss.