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Verbs

Verb classes

Japanese verbs share in 3 classes:

 

-Regular る(ru)-verbs:

たべる (taberu) - to eat

みる (miru) - to see

 

-Regular  う(u)-verbs:

かく (kaku) - to  write

よむ(yomu) - to read

 

-Irregular:

くる (kuru) - to come

する(suru) - to  do

 

The dictionary form is the shortest verb form that can end a sentence.It is the verb form used for listing verbs in dictionaries. A dictionary form ends in the vowel u.

かえる (kaeru) - to return          

いく (iku) - to go             

くる (kuru) - to come