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Godan verb with 'ru' ending
intransitive verb
to roll, to tumble(vi)rouler, dégringoler, s'enrouler, tomber

to fall over, to roll over
to lie down
to be scattered about, to be common
(of a situation or outcome) to change, to turn outsich herumdrehen, sich herumwälzen, rollen, herunterfallen, hinfallen, fallen, herunterstürzen, sich hinlegen, sich zur Ruhe legen
ON: テンKUN: ころ.がる, ころ.げる, ころ.がす, ころ.ぶ, まろ.ぶ, うたた, うつ.る, くる.めく
revolve, turn around, change

Conjugated forms
Example sentences
車輪はゆっくり転がり始めた。Parts: 車輪 (しゃりん), ゆっくり, 転がる (ころがる), 始める (はじめる)The wheel began to roll slowly.

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