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13. Absolute Beginner #13 - Using Verbs in Japanese


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Posting in Japanese? Leave a translation. It's good practice and helps others.

avatar JapanesePod101.com

Practice making your own sentences here, and let us know if you have any questions! :)

 

avatar James

彼は寿司を食べます。
彼女は水を飲みます。
私はバナナを食べます。
私たちは英語が話します。

Are these all correct? ありがとうございます! :smile:

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ミラナさん、
こんにちは。 :smile:
わたしも せんべいを たべます。I also eat rice crackers.
わ betweenわたし and せんべい must be は because it’s a particle.
Yuki 由紀
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avatar ミラナ

わたしわせんべいをたべます。

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SJさん、
こんにちは。
Maybe you got a typo.
食べる isn’t it?
Have you learnt Japanese has many verb forms?
Dictionary from (when you look up a word in a dictionary, yo have to this form.): 食べる (used in casual conversations)
ます form: 食べます (is also called polite from)
Other examples are
見る(look, see. watch) 見ます
寝る(sleep) 寝ます
The conjugation depends on verb classes.
If you would like to know more, please go to the pages below.
https://www.japanesepod101.com/japanese-grammar-introduction/
https://www.japanesepod101.com/japanese-verb/conjugation/
:smile:
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avatar SJ

I have two questions:
1: Would “食る” be the casual way of saying “食ます?”
2: Can “る” always replace “ます” when you want to talk in a casual manner, or is that only for verbs?
ありがとうございます!! Thank you!! :smile: :smile:

avatar JapanesePod101.com

Travis san,
Konnichiwa.
Thank you for the reply.
I see.
If you have a review again, you can memorize them.
Practice makes perfect!

Yuki 由紀
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avatar Travis

Yuki-san,
Doumo arigatou.
I had looked at that when I first started but forgot about it.
I will have to tighten my thinking cap it must be getting loose. Ha-Ha

Travis Bussey

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Travis san,
Konnichiwa.
Thank you for the question.
Have you studied verb groups?
Please refer to the page below.
https://www.japanesepod101.com/japanese-verb/conjugation/

Yuki 由紀
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avatar Travis

I have a question about how Masu is added the the plain form of a verb.
In the examples taberu and miru, ru is removed and masu is added. Will this be the same for all verbs ending with ru? I am just wondering if there are rules for this or is this something that just needs to be memorized for each verb.

Doumo Arigatou
Travis

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aumkar san,
u ending is called casual form and used when close people are talking.
Masu ending is called polite form and more formal and polite than u ending.
However, when you are writing essay in Japanese, you should use u-ending.
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