View topic - ~mashita, ~mashou, and other endings...
For example: Narimasu means 'to beome'
And if you want to say 'has become' then you say narimashita but how do you know where to take out letters in the word and replace them with the new endings?? Please help me on this, thank you I hope you understand my questions
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If you wanna say a negetive past tense then you would do this.
kinou no ban watashi wa toukyou (h)e ikimasen deshita
I didn't go to Tokyo yesterday evening.
Hopefully I got that right.
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For a more in-depth look at the verbs, check out Wikipedia:
I would suggest that you pay particular attention to the fact that Japanese verbs come in three flavors:
5-step verbs (alternative called Group 1 Verbs or ~u Verbs)
~iru/~eru verbs (also called Group 2 Verbs or ~ru Verbs)
Irregular verbs (also called Group 3 Verbs)
Japanese verb conjugation is very, very regular (good news for us). But the method of conjugation changes depending on which group it belongs to.
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EX: iku - to go
lets go - ikou
not go - ikinai (or ikenai?)
did go - ikatta (iku - ku + katta)
did not go - ikinakatta (ikinai -i + katta)
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