JLPT N5 Vocabulary


to eat

JLPT N5 vocabulary list

Learn Japanese vocabulary: 【たべる】(taberu)


  • to eat
  • to live on (e.g. a salary); to live off; to subsist on


  • 食べた 【たべた】 (tabeta) past tense
  • 食べます 【たべます】 (tabemasu) polite
  • 食べて 【たべて】 (tabete) te-form

Type: Verb, Ichidan verb, Intransitive verb

Level: JLPT N5 Vocabulary

- Example Sentences

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

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Example #1

kon'ya wa nani wo taberu n desu ka?
What are you/we going to eat tonight?
Example #2

nani wo tabeteiru no?
What are you eating?
Example #3

watashi wa taberu no ga daisuki desu.
I love eating.
Example #4

tabetai mono wa arimasu ka?
Is there anything you want to eat?
Example #5

kesa wa onigiri wo tabemashita.
I had onigiri for breakfast today.
Example #6

sushi wo tabeta koto ga arimasen.
I've never eaten sushi.

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