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Past Tense

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For now let's stick with the -masu form of verbs

PAST = MASU arrow image MASHITA

たべます tabemasu (to eat) arrow image たべました tabemashita (ate)
のみます nomimasu (to drink) arrow image のみました nomimashita (drank)

PAST NEGATIVE = MASU arrow image MASEN DESHITA

たべます tabemasu (to eat) arrow image たべません でした tabemasen deshita (didn't eat)
のみます nomimasu (to drink) arrow image のみません でした nomimasen deshita (didn't drink)

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The "-masen" is the negative part

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