Neru/Nemuru

Abgueguen

Abgueguen

I can see in lesson 6.5 that you translate Neru as to sleep. Isn't it more “to go to bed” when nemuru is “to sleep”?

Thanks in advance

Olivier

EarleyGrave

EarleyGrave

I found this that might help: 

https://crunchynihongo.com/differentiate-japanese-sleep-verbs-neru-nemuru/ 

Emma-Rocket-Japanese-Tutor

Emma-Rocket-Japanese-Tutor

こんにちは (Konnichiwa) Abgueguen and EarleyGrave,

Thanks for your question! 

寝る (Neru) and 眠る (nemuru) both mean sleep; however, 眠る (nemuru) refers to the STATE of being asleep, while 寝る (neru) refers to the ACTION of going to sleep. It can also refer to the action of going to bed or laying down. 

The link that EarleyGrave posted might also help you to understand some of the different ways these two words are used.

I hope this helped. Please let me know if you have any other questions.
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Abgueguen

Abgueguen

Thank you both

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