Japanese Verb Groups: U-verbs, Ru-verbs, Irregular verbs | Lesson 36
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(Polite, present affirmative) Dictionary Form
(Casual/Plain, present affiramtive)
Godan-doushi in Japanese
i?� Non-ending ru verbs
i?� End with aru, uru, oru
i?� Exceptions (end with iru, eru)
i?� End with iru, eru (there are some exceptions)
i?� Only 2 verbs
a?�a�� Suru To do
a??a��i?????a��i?� Kuru To come
How I explained today
First of all, there are 2 forms of Japanese verbs.
a??a?� form and dictionary form
a??a?� form is polite, affirmative, and present tense.
e?Ya??a??a?� to eat
e??a??a??a?� to go
e?�a??a??a?� to read
The dictionary form is used in the dictionary. It is casual and present affirmative.
Today we use the dictionary form because ita��s easy to determine the verb groups.
there are 3 Japanese verb groups
u verbs, ru verbs and irregular verbs
UI�. Verbs end with uI�. They are also called group 1 or g
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Ru verbs end with ru. They are also called group 2 or 1c��a??a?�
And the last one
irregular verbs are also called group 3 or fukisoku doushi in Japanese.
Let’s see how to identify them.
there are only 2 verbs in this group.
These verbs dona��t follow any rules so you can simply memorize,
a?�a�� to do
a??a�� to come
can combine with an action noun and become compound verbs
For example, a?�a??a?�a��a?�a��a��a��a��a��a��
Which means is to marry
these verbs end with ia��a�?ea��
The last one is the biggest group
if the verbs do not end with a��, they are u verbs
also aru uru oru ending verbs are u verbs
verbs which end with iru or eru are ru verbs but there are some exceptions which are actually u verbs
This flow chart indicates how to determine the verb groups
First, you make a dictionary form of the verb,
then if the verb Is suru or kuru, it is aI�n irregular verb
if it is not suru or kuru, next you check if it ends with ru or not,
if it does not end with ru , it is an u verb.
if it ends with ru, next you check if it actually ends with iru or eru.
if it does not end with iru or eru, it is an u verb
if it ends with iru or eru,
You can check if it is in the list of the exceptional uI� verbs.
If it is not exception, it is ru. Verb,
There are more u verbs which are not in the list but for the beginner and intermediate levels, these should be enough
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