The many forms of Japanese grammar

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mechakucha
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The many forms of Japanese grammar

Post by mechakucha » Mon 01.23.2006 2:56 pm

I never knew there were so many confusing forms in Japanese grammar. The list below just shows what had been in store for me during my quest to learn the Japanese language.

財布を盗んだ (さいふをぬすんだ)。- I/He/She/They stole the wallet.
財布を盗んでいた。 - I/He/She/They had stolen the wallet.
財布を盗んであげた。 - I stole the wallet for him.
財布を盗んでくれた。 - He stole the wallet for me.
財布を盗んでもらった。 - I got him to steal the wallet for me.
財布を盗ませた。- I made him steal the wallet.
財布を盗ませてあげた。 - I let him steal the wallet.
財布を盗ませてくれた。 - He let me steal the wallet.
財布を盗ませてもらった。 - I got him to let me steal the wallet.
財布を盗めた。- I could steal the wallet.
財布を盗まれた。 - The wallet was stolen
財布が盗まれた。 - I had my wallet stolen.
財布を盗ませられた。 - I was made to steal the wallet.
財布が盗みたかった。- I wanted to steal the wallet.
財布を盗みたがった。 - He wanted to steal the wallet.
財布を盗むことが欲しかった。 - I wanted to steal the wallet.
財布を盗んで欲しい/財布を盗んでもらいたかった。 - I wanted him to steal the wallet for me.
財布を盗んでもらいたがった。- He wanted (someone) to steal the wallet for him.

*Whew* That was quite a list. I'm not sure whether the above is correct so can someone check for me please?
Thanks in advance.

Edit; Corrected some mistakes with the passive form.
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Post by TokyoRoze » Mon 01.23.2006 3:26 pm

dude thanks...... I have enough nightmares as it is........
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Post by sgtkwol » Mon 01.23.2006 3:42 pm

Don't worry about all that too much. You gotta learn from the ground up, start basic, phrases and words, then simple sentences, then increasingly complex.

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Post by Edvent » Mon 01.23.2006 5:10 pm

http://www.timwerx.net/language/jpverbs/

... this is a good site to learn all of these confusing verbs I think. Very clear and simple explanations...

what do y'all think about it?
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Post by IkimashoZ » Mon 01.23.2006 9:02 pm

Looks great! I haven't read it all, so I won't vouch for its accuracy quite yet, but looks very fun indeed. *bookmarks*
Ist das einen Kanji, dass ich gefunden habe??

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RE: The many forms of Japanese grammar

Post by shikamarufoo » Mon 01.23.2006 11:40 pm

Wow that looks very complex! Still, it must not be as hard as it seems when you get the hang of it.
Thanks Edvent going to try that site!

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Post by amego » Tue 01.24.2006 1:57 am

what do y'all think about it?
oh FANTASTIC!!! i know of this site for quite a long time and it is in My Favorites list...hahah...Tim Takamatsu is cool man...i esp like the "bikkuri" adverbs, everyone should go and learn some, im sure you all know yappari, but this is only the tip of the iceberg...discover more here!

http://www.timwerx.net/language/sp_adverbs.htm
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