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Japanese Simple Present Tense Verbs

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Updated 2007-03-17 15:15

Summary

Simple Present Tense Verbs

Simple Present Tense Verbs

Question Answer
NomisuDrink
IkimasuGo
KimasuCome
WakarimasuUnderstand
ArimasuThere is, have
KikimasuListen, hear, speak
YomimasuRead
OshiemasuTell, teach
MimasuSee, watch
ShimasuDo
HanashimasuTalk, speak
TabemasuEat
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Simple Present Tense Verbs

the 辞書形 (jishokei) is suppose to be the very basic simple present tense.
the western book that connotes ます形(masukei) with simple present tense may have to be reviewed. It's not wrong, because masukei is the 丁寧(teinei) form of the 辞書形(jishokei) but it is also not entirely right. Draw your own conclusion.
JishokeiRomajiMasukeiRomajiMeaning
飲むnomu飲みますnomimasuDrink
行くiku行きますikimasuGo
来るkuru来ますkimasuCome
分かるwakaru分かりますwakarimasuUnderstand
ある aruありますarimasuThere is, have
聞くkiku聞きますkikimasuListen, hear, speak
読むyomu読みます yomimasuRead
教える oshieru教えますoshiemasuTell, teach
見る miru見ますmimasuSee, watch
する suruします shimasuDo
話す hanasu話します hanashimasuTalk, speak
食べる taberu食べますtabemasuEat
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