Number of realizations


to stand up

to happen

Type Polysemy
Language Japanese
Lexeme okiru (起きる)
Meaning 1 to stand up, to rise 私は朝の4時半ごろにそわそわし出したが、6時まで起きなかった。
"I began to stir about 4:30 in the morning but I didn't get up until 6:00."
Meaning 2 to happen 2、3日おきに電話して、そうすればもしなにか起きても連絡が保てるから。
"Call me every few days, and in that way we can keep in touch if something happens."
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Comment The problem is distinguishing "get up" and "wake up" in meaning A. The old meaning of "get up" has apparently nearly disappeared in modern Japanese.