How to conjugate a verb in Japanese

How to conjugate a verb in Japanese

You want to learn how to conjugate Japanese verbs? You've come to the right place! Scroll down and see the short Japanese lessons complete with useful examples. I speak, you speak, we all speak... we make learning Japanese verbs fun.

Japanese verb conjugation: I

Verbs are used to describe actions. Japanese verbs in the present tense do not conjugate for each person. This means that the verb stays the same for 'I', 'you', 'he', 'they' etc. This is similar to the case in English.


wataši wa akemas
I open
wataši šitteimas
I know
wataši wa makemas
I lose
wataši wa kakimas
I write
wataši wa arukimas
I walk
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Japanese is spoken as a first language by 122 million people in Japan. If you are planning on doing some travelling, learning Japanese would be a great way to make the most of your trip.

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Basic words and phrases in Japanese

Learn to get by in Japanese with these useful words and phrases. These essential phrases cover everything from Japanese greetings to business and workplace communications to love and dating.

Wataši wa anata ga hoshīdes.
I want you.
Wataši anata ga inakute sabishīdes.
I miss you.
Kimi ga itōšī.
I adore you.
Watašiniha, anata ga hitsuyōdes.
I need you.
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Verbs are used to describe actions. There are 1000's of verbs that you can learn in Japanese. A good approach would be to start out by learning just three Japanese verbs by heart. We suggest you learn the Japanese verbs miru, -tai and suki (see, want, like). Using the nouns šomotsu, isu and doa (book, chair, door) which you learned in Step 3, learn to use each verb with each noun (I want the book, you see the chair, they like the door etc.). You can scroll to the top of this page to see a short lesson about Japanese verbs including useful examples. After you've learned using the three verbs miru, -tai and suki by heart you can move on to Step 9 (Japanese possessive pronouns).

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