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Clarification: 開く is an intransitive verb. 開ける is a transitive verb. Transitive verbs require a direct object to complete their meaning whereas intransitive verbs do not. In English, many verbs can be either in any given sentence.
"Mr. Smith boiled some water." Boiled is transitive.
"Mr. Smith’s water boiled." Boiled in intransitive.
Here are some example sentences in Japanese:
ドアが開きました。"The door opened." Intransitive.
スミスさんがドアを開けました。 "Mr. Smith opened the door." Transitive.
Hopefully that made the difference between the two clear. An extensive list of other transitive/intransitive pairs can be found here. Please feel free to ask questions or correct any mistakes that may have been made.
Week 1’s list is now up! At this pace the lists’ll finish up around mid-June. Many countries don’t hold exams in July but 5-6 words per day with no prior knowledge of kanji seemed like a manageable pace.
Click on the green diamonds to look up the stroke order and other useful info.
"Essential" kanji are in red although it couldn’t hurt to practice them all!
Week 1 - JLPT N5 Vocab
Hello! Here I’ll be posting weekly sets of vocabulary words needed to pass the JLPT N5 exam. Hopefully updates will come each Sunday night or early Monday. During the week kanji and their stroke orders for the week’s list will be posted.
http://nihongoichiban.com/ Source of the vocab list and a plethora of other Japanese learning resources
http://jisho.org/ Source of kanji stroke orders