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Posted 7/30/08
Verbs

見ます - look/watch - mimasu
ききます - listen - kikimasu
よみます - read - yomimasu
かきます - write - kakimasu
たべます - eat - tabemasu
します - do/play - shimasu
かいます - buy - kaimasu
行きます - go - ikimasu
のみます - drink - nomimasu
おきます - wake up - okimasu
ねます - sleep - nemasu

いAdjectives

big - 大きい - ookii
small - 小さい - chiisai
cute - かわいい - kawaii
scary - こわい - kowai
noisy - うるさい - urusai
dirty - きたない - kitanai
amazing - すごい - sugoi
delicious - おいしい - oishii
(tastes) yucky - まずい - mazui
fun - たのしい - tanoshi
interesting - おもしろい - omoshiroi
kind - やさしい - yasashii
strict - きびしい - kibishii

てInstructions

stand - たって - tatte
sit - すわって - suwatte
listen - きいて - kiite
write - かいて - kaite
look - 見て - mite
read - よんで - yonde
open (book, etc.) - ひらいて - hiraite
wait - まって - matte
open (door, etc.) - あけて - akete
close - しめて - shimete
put up (hand) - あげて - agete
be quiet - しずかに - shizukani
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im learning a lot arigato gozaimasu...
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Posted 8/4/08 , edited 8/4/08
I just wanted to make that a little bit more clear/easy.

Plain form / Dictionary form / Te-form / Meaning
見る(miru) 見ます(mimasu) 見て - mite (to see, to watch, to show)

聞く / 聞きる(kiku/kikiru) ききます(kikimasu) きいて - kiite (to hear, to listen, to ask)

読む (yomu) よみます(yomimasu) よんで - yonde (to read)

書く(kaku) かきます(kakimasu) かいて - kaite (to write)

食べる(taberu) たべます(tabemasu) 食べて - tabete (to eat)

する(suru) します(shimasu) (to do)

遊ぶ(asobu) 遊びます (asobimasu) あそんで - asonde (to play, to hang out)

買いる(kairu) かいます (kaimasu) かって - katte (to buy)

行く (iku) 行きます(ikimasu) いって - itte (to go)

飲む(nomu) のみます(nomimasu) のんで -nonde (to drink)

起きる(okiru) おきます (okimasu) おきて -okite (to wake up)


Sorry, im afraid to put the te form for shimasu because i always mix it up with the one for shinimasu which means die. x________x

About Te form
Te form has many meanings depending on how u use it. If you use it as above, it is an instruction/command

suwatte- sit! (from the verb suwaru)
tatte- stand! (from the verb tatsu)
tabete - eat! (from the verb taberu)

if you don't want to order someone, you can make it a request with te form

hanashite kudasai - please speak ( hanasu)
okite kudasai - please wake up (okiru)
nonde kudasai -please drink (nomu)

*you can put onegaishimasu if u are really PLEADING

another more complex use for te form is to express multiple verbs in a sentence (this is a little bit hard)

ie:
What did you do yesterday?
kinoo, nani wo shimashita ka?

yesterday i ran to the store then i saw a movie and then I went home.

kinoo watashi wa omise ni hasashite, eiga wo mite, uchi ni kaerimashita.

notice that you only made the LAST verb past tense. This is one way to express multiple verbs.
I didnt go in depth with that, mabye if someone wants help i can assist.
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ah sorry sorry!

Okay so i wanted to add that shikukani is originally an adjective. (probably shizukana, but right now i cant remember)
You change adjectives into verbs,but right now i also cant remember the exact way to do it. I just wanted to point out that there is a way and that shizukani is one example.
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ne, i have a question, what is Beautiful in japanese?
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kobjin2hamsters wrote:

ne, i have a question, what is Beautiful in japanese?


beautiful = suteki (pronounced like your saying Sue, then te(levision) and key. Su te ki)
pretty = kirei
cute = kawaii
subarashi = wonderful, amazing (along these lines)

is = wa
very = totemo

kobjin2hamsters wa totemo suteki!




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ありがと ございます みんなさん!
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cn post emotions/feelings plsss??tyty
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chiisu321 wrote:

Sorry, im afraid to put the te form for shimasu because i always mix it up with the one for shinimasu which means die. x________x


「します」のて形は「して」だ。
「死にます」のて形は「死んで」と思う。

The te-verb for "shimasu" is "shite".
I believe the te-verb for "shinimasu" is "shinde".
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JohtoKen wrote:


chiisu321 wrote:

Sorry, im afraid to put the te form for shimasu because i always mix it up with the one for shinimasu which means die. x________x


「します」のて形は「して」だ。
「死にます」のて形は「死んで」と思う。

The te-verb for "shimasu" is "shite".
I believe the te-verb for "shinimasu" is "shinde".


Well, since i wrote that ive studied harder and found it wasn't shinimasu i was mixing it up with it was shirimasu.

Shimasu ---> shite
Shirimasu --> shitte

and yes,
Shinimasu -->shinde

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