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Welcome to learn Japanese grammar absolute beginner. In this video series, you learn basic Japanese grammar patterns and phrases through easy to follow audio and visual cues. Here is what we will cover in this lesson. Ready? Let’s get started.
Naomi:
買って (katte)
Peter:
In this lesson, we will introduce how to make the te-form of class 1 verbs. Now Naomi Sensei, first we should explain what the te-form is.
Naomi:
Right そうですね (sō desu ne)
Peter:
The te-form is a form of the verb that ends in te. The te-form is used in many intermediate and advanced grammatical constructions.
Naomi:
In this lesson, you will learn how to create the te-form from the dictionary form.
Peter:
The conjugation rules for class 1 verbs very depending on the final syllable. For verbs that end in う (u) つ (tsu) or る (ru) , those endings become
Naomi:
って (tte)
Peter:
Small つ (tsu) and the て syllable.
Naomi:
そうですね (sō desu ne) To buy is 買う (kau)
Peter:
So we drop the う (u) ending and we have
Naomi:
Ka
Peter:
Now attach って to form the te form.
Naomi:
買って  (katte)
Peter:
Notice that there is a stop before te. One more time Naomi Sensei
Naomi:
買って (katte)
Peter:
So it’s not
Naomi:
買て (kate)
Peter:
It’s
Naomi:
買って (katte)
Peter:
Okay. Can we have a verb that ends in つ (tsu)
Naomi:
To stand is 立つ (tatsu)
Peter:
So we drop つ (tsu) and replace it with
Naomi:
って (tte)
Peter:
So
Naomi:
立って (tatte)
Peter:
How about class 1 verbs that end in る (ru)
Naomi:
To turn is 曲がる (magaru)
Peter:
Drop る (ru) and replace it with
Naomi:
って (tte)
Peter:
So
Naomi:
曲がって (magatte)
Peter

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

October 21st, 2017 at 9:47 pm
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Hi yassin,
Thank you for your comment!

When it is [Verb] + “kudasai”, the verb becomes the -TE-form.
Also a phrase “[noun] o kudasai” is used and it means “please give me ~”, “~ please”.

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yassin
October 13th, 2017 at 7:24 am
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hi ! I have a question ! TE form + kudasai is it Necessary to use it ??

August 30th, 2017 at 4:41 pm
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Hi Philippe,
Thank you for your comment!

I would like to correct your sentences below;

今、飲んで!このワインは良いです。– You don’t need “ー” for ワイン.
子供と遊んで。
赤い家を、右に曲がって下さい。
午後6時に、私を待っていて下さい。
午後7時に、弁当を二つ買って下さい。
午後8時のバスのために急いで下さい!–午後8時のバスに乗るために急いでください would be better.

Hope this helps you.

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Miki(美希)
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Philippe
August 23rd, 2017 at 6:38 am
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こんにちは!

I did some home work. It is quite fun 😄
Though, I’m not 100% sure I did it right(😳). I’ve tried to use all the verbs of the training…

死なないで下さい!(don’t die!)
今、飲んで!このワインーは良いです。(Now, drink! This wine is good.)
公園に行って。(Go to the park)
子供に遊んで。(Play with the kids)
赤い家に、右に曲がって下さい。(At the red house, please turn right)
午後6時に、私を待って下さい。(At 6pm, please wait for me)
午後7時に、弁当の二つを買って下さい。(At 7pm, please buy 2 bento’s)
午後8時のバスのために急いて下さい!( Please hurry up for the 8pm bus)
何を見ましたか?話して下さい! (What did you see? Please speak!)

And that’s it.
ありがとうございます。
あとで

May 27th, 2017 at 10:20 pm
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Hi Ishani,
Thank you for the comment!

Yes, that’s right!

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Ishani
May 12th, 2017 at 8:45 pm
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I have a sentence for hanasu

‘Yukkuri hanashite kudasai’

which translates to ‘please speak slowly’ 😁😁

February 1st, 2017 at 11:02 am
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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,
Motoko
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Brian M
January 26th, 2017 at 11:01 am
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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!

September 4th, 2016 at 11:38 pm
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Jon san,
Konnichiwa. 😄
Thank you for your positive feedback.
Please refer to the page below.
https://www.japanesepod101.com/index.php?cat=Absolute%20Beginner%20Videos
Yuki 由紀
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Jon
August 24th, 2016 at 10:46 am
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These grammar videos are VERY effective for my learning style! Are there any beginner or intermediate grammar videos?