intransitive verb, transitive verb, godan verb
This word consists of kanji with hiragana attached. Because the hiragana ends with an う sound, you know this word is a verb. The kanji itself means wait so the verb version is to wait.
You need to wait for your mama (ま) all the time. You want to go out? You have to wait for mama to drive you. Want to eat dinner? You have to wait for mama to make you food. Hmm. Maybe all this waiting is really a you problem.
I was waiting for five hours at the cafe, but he didn’t come.
I'll be waiting for you at Starbucks.
Wait! I might have forgotten my wallet at home.