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-kereba?

Postby awesomemantm2000 » Tue 11.16.2010 3:04 am

I already posted a question about the fictional ending -kere.I learned 2 things from the post.I learned about the particle FAQ , and about the ending -kereba.That made me research , and I already posted a question about 3 of the particles , and now I need to know about that ending!Japanese is an awesome,fun,yet complex and time consuming,in a fun way!Thank you for all of your help so far.Whenever I need a question to be answered I have great Japanese speakers by my side. :D .Can anybody help me with the ending -kereba?
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Re: -kereba?

Postby chikara » Tue 11.16.2010 8:50 am

You can read about the verb conjugation -kereba (~takereba, ~nakereba) and many others in Tim Matheson's Japanese Verbs.

Are you following some structure in your Japanese study or just randomly chasing down what ever word or grammar point pops up?
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Re: -kereba?

Postby awesomemantm2000 » Wed 11.17.2010 8:59 pm

Thanks for the advise.Im actually following a structure.I learned most of what I know from takineko"s youtube Japanese lessons , and now I'm focusing on particles.
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Re: -kereba?

Postby chikara » Wed 11.17.2010 9:46 pm

What lesson are you up to?

Looking at a couple of those lessons they take a very different approach to teaching verb conjugation to how I was taught and what Tim Matheson's Japanese Verbs uses. They appear to teach the ~masu stem as the verb. For example in lesson 17 Vocabulary;

ake - open
shime - close
shi - do (a verb)
yomi - read

You will find it a bit difficult looking up the meaning of verbs in a dictionary if you don't know the dictionary form.
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