Post Reply The Extended Use of the Verb "Suru"
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Posted 5/3/08 , edited 5/3/08
The verb "suru (to do)" has many extended uses that occur quite often.

To make

(a) Adverb form of I-adjective + suru
To change I-adjective to adverb form, replace the final ~i with ~ku. (e.g. ookii ---> ookiku)

b) Adverb form of Na-adjective + suru
To change Na-adjective to adverb form, replace the final ~na with ~ni. (e.g. kireina ---> kireini)

To decide

It should be used when you are choosing from several available alternatives.

To price

When accompanied by phrases indicating prices, it means "cost."

To feel, to smell, or to hear

Loan word + suru

The loan words are often combined with "suru" to change the word into a verb.

Noun (of Chinese origin) + suru

It is combined with nouns of Chinese origin to make a noun into a verb.

The particle "o" can be used as an object particle after a noun. (e.g. "benkyou o suru," "denwa o suru") There is no difference in meaning with or without "o."

Adverb or Onomatopoetic expression + suru

Adverb or onomatopoeic expression can be combined with "suru" to change them into verbs.

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