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21. Absolute Beginner #21 - The te-form of Class 1 Japanese Verbs


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

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Brian M-san konnichiwa,

Thank you for your comment!
Class2 verbs usually end with -eて or -iて, but Class 1 verbs end with a various endings, -
って、ーんで、ーいて、ーいで、and ーして.
If you would like to learn more about te-form formation rules, watch the later lessons or jump to
Beginner Season 4 Lesson 9 - 12
https://www.japanesepod101.com/2008/09/02/beginner-lesson-9-s4-taking-orders/
If you like to review the plain form of verbs, class 1, 2 and 3, Newbie series Season 3 Lesson 19~ covers it.
https://www.japanesepod101.com/2008/05/19/newbie-lesson-s3-19-nihongo-dojo-what-great-things-is-your-japanese-cooking-up/

Hope this helps,
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avatar Brian M

I’m trying to remember how to tell the difference between Class 1 and Class 2 verbs for the て ending. I think it was in Gengo level of Japanesepod101, but I absolutely can’t remember. I think …. was it the trick about if the word ends in kana it’s a class 2 verb? Could you remind me which lesson will answer this question so I can review? Thank you!

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Jon san,
Konnichiwa. :smile:
Thank you for your positive feedback.
Please refer to the page below.
https://www.japanesepod101.com/index.php?cat=Absolute%20Beginner%20Videos
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avatar Jon

These grammar videos are VERY effective for my learning style! Are there any beginner or intermediate grammar videos?

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Charlie san,
Konnichiwa. :smile:
Te form is used when you make a request, for example, mite kudasai (please look at) and kite kudasai (please come) and for other sentence structures
Please refer to the page below.
https://www.japanesepod101.com/2008/01/19/premium-lesson-7-ss3-train-ticket/
https://www.japanesepod101.com/2008/05/10/premium-lesson-23-ss19-meeting-up-with-my-friend/
Regarding your question 2, please refer to the page below.
https://www.japanesepod101.com/japanese-verb/conjugation/
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avatar Charlie

To clarify more in terms of my question . How come some characters such as gu and mu don’t conjugate to a te form ? Like u and ru conjugate into te ?

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Hello , I’m confused what is the purpose of the te form verbs ?

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ドリューsan,
今日は。 :smile:
ください is actually omitted after 机を買って.
As you know te-form+kudasai means request.
If a person doesn’t say kudasai, it’s a strong request.
We have command form 買えwhich is much stronger than 買って.

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avatar ドリュー

Hello. こんばんは。

Is one of the uses of て form giving peopel commands? For example is 机を買って。 telling someone to buy the desk?

Thanks in advance.よろしくお願いします。 Later. じゃ、また後で。

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Maymoona san,

That would be にほんごをまなぶ。
まなびます is polite form.

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