Verbs, Adjectives and all that jazz . . .

What’s a verb? What’s an adjective? Year 9s need to try and learn as many of these as possible before the end of the year.

There are two groups of adjectives, what are they? Can you join adjectives, make their negative and the past tense? What are the rules for each adjective group?

What verbs do you know so far? Do you know anything about verb groups yet? Can you find out? There are three groups of verbs and it is very important to know what group each verb you learn belongs to . . .

Get some discussion going guys, post anything you know about the above to this entry. (Simply go to ‘Leave a comment’ . . . 🙂

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23 Responses to Verbs, Adjectives and all that jazz . . .

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  2. Grace Alsop says:

    heey miss wild, just wondering if you would be able to send me some extra work on verbs and adjectives because im trying to study over the holidays,! 🙂 if you could, that’d be awesome thanks 🙂 hope your having great holidays xx

  3. Holly says:

    There are three verb groups and you can use them to change a verb into i can do form:
    – group one verbs nearly always end with an i sound for example kakimasu – to change these verbs into i can do form you replace the i sound with an e sound in the same column of the alphabet. for example kakimasu (to write) would change to kakemasu (i can write)

  4. vanessa says:

    To enter- hairimasu
    To close- shimemasu
    to open- akemasu
    To remember-oboemasu
    to count- kazoemasu

  5. Mavéé :) says:

    I learn’t new verbs

    eg: To Turn on-Tsukemasu
    To Come-Kimasu
    To Wait-Machimasu
    To Say-Iimasu

  6. Shelby Claire says:

    n_n ohai everyone, here is my verbs input.

    to say – iimasu
    to come – kimasu
    to wait – machimasu

    :B ohbaiyz.

  7. Aiden Turner says:

    New verbs
    To cut – kirimasu
    To enter – hairimasu
    To turn on – tsukemasu


  8. Shelby Finnemore says:

    new verbs ^_^ here is my input.

    to speak – hanashimasu :B
    to wait – machimasu !
    to remember – oboemasu :3

    n_________n ❤

  9. ChloeJuliana! says:

    Ikimasu – to go
    Kimasu – to come.

    Works well, hai? ^____________________^

  10. Tegan :P says:

    opps! :)
    Verb Endings/ Tenses
    Present positive or future ますEg. I watch/I will watch 見ます。
    Past positive ました Eg. I watched 見ました。
    Negative Present or Futureません Eg. I don’t watch/ I won’t watch 見ません。
    Negative Past ませんでした Eg. I didn’t watch 見ませんでした。
    Let’s Do Form ましょう Eg. Let’s watch! 見ましょう。

  11. Michelle says:

    with words like ikimasu to make ‘want to go’ you use only the verb stem so iki and add tai desu

  12. Samantha Middleton says:

    Don’t all Japanese verbs (maybe a few exceptions) end with masu like
    mimasu ect.

  13. ben graymore says:

    some verbs include:
    みます きます のみます たべます いきます!

  14. There are (i) and (na) adjectives.

    i adjectives:
    atarashii – new
    atatakai – warm
    atsui – hot
    na adjectives:
    ijiwaruna – mean
    shinsetsuna – kind
    kiraina – distasteful

  15. Wildsensei says:

    So when you put an い adjective colour before a noun (eg blue jeans) you leave the い on . . . What do you do with the other colours? Like pink, orange, green? 

  16. Darcy Fulmer says:

    A few eamples of (i) adjectives are the colours
    Aoi – Blue
    Akai – Red
    Shiroi – White

    There are also some colours that are (NA) adjectives
    Chairo – Brown
    Pinku – Pink
    Orenji – Orange


  17. wildsensei says:

    Wow guys, you’re going well! Now some other people join in – I want some examples of ‘i’ adjectives and ‘na’ adjectives . . .
    And we need to mention verbs, do you know any?

  18. Tara Duxson says:

    i adjective> kunai desu
    na adjective> janai desu

  19. Vanessa Sciarrone says:

    To join the ‘i’ adjectives drop the ‘i’ and ‘kute’.
    To join the ‘na’ adjectives drop the ‘na’ and add ‘de’.

  20. Rachelle says:

    There are ‘i’ adjectives and ‘na’ adjectives.
    Adjectives are describing words.
    Verbs are doing words. but i don’t know the groups.

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