Verbs – Year 9

So the new focus for year 9s is VERBS. In this unit we will get onto some pretty complicated and, at times, frustrating grammar… But hang in there and remember that any questions you have or problems with stuff we do in class that come up, you can post on here. I hope other students and myself will be able to help.

I have attached to this entry a link (Hope it works – let me know if it doesn’t) to the list of verbs we are using in this unit.

Note that every Japanese verb has an ‘e’ sound or ‘i’ sound before the ます。Eg: きます、かます、はなます、たます、あます.  Knowing this is important as it helps you work out which group the verb is in later on. 🙂

Verbs List Yr 9

Ganbatte ne!


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26 Responses to Verbs – Year 9

  1. gfsprague says:

    Highly recommended!will refer again!

  2. Hello.This article was really fascinating, especially because I was browsing for thoughts on this issue last Monday.

  3. Tara says:

    i like group 1 because u change the ‘i’ sound before the ‘masu’ to the ‘e’ in the same column e.g nomimasu would become nomemasu

  4. Michelle says:

    The rule to change the group 1 verbs into their potential form is: change the “i” sound to the “e” sound in the same column so kikimasu is changed to kikemasu.
    Group 2: to change these verbs to potential form you need to cut off the “masu” and add “raremasu”
    Group 3: these ones are tricky. but i think if it ends in “shimasu” then you change it to dekimasu but im not sure

  5. Michelle says:

    there are 3 verb groups. verbs stems end in either “i” “e” and group three generally ends in “shimasu”. group 1 verbs generally end with an “i” and group 2 with an “e” sound. however there are a few exceptions to these groups. mimasu is a group 2 verb.

  6. Blaze says:

    Group 1 Rule:
    Chnange the ‘i’ sound before the ‘masu’ to the ‘e’ sound in the same column.
    e.g. kakimasu (to write) becomes kakemasu (can write)

    Group 2 rule:
    Drop the ‘masu’ and add ‘raremasu’.
    e.g. tabemasu (to eat) becomes taberaremasu (can eat)

    Group 3 rule:
    We just need to learn these… 😦
    shimas = dekimasu
    kimasu = koraremasu
    rirakkusushimasu = rirakkusudekimasu

    Good luck

  7. Berni says:

    well i find group three really frustrating as you have to remember what goes what what, for example ‘shimasu’ changes to ‘dekimasu’.
    group 1 your change the ‘i’ sound to ‘e’ and for group 2 you change the ‘masu’ to ‘raremasu’.
    good luck to everyone on the test! 🙂

  8. James says:

    if u want to change i eat sushi to- i can eat sushi u have to go like this
    i eat sushi – sushi o tabemasu changes to
    i can eat sushi- sushi ga taberaremasu 🙂 lol jks ily

  9. Fraser Clifton says:

    There are 3 groups. with group 1, Change the ‘i’ sound before the ‘masu’ to the ‘e’ sound.
    with group 2, drop masu and add raremasu
    Eg: nemasu (to sleep) becomes neraremasu (can sleep)
    DONE ^.^

  10. Samantha Middleton says:

    I like group one change the i to an e in the same catagory

  11. Taylor says:

    Group 3 is for weird verbs that don’t fit anywhere. Most of them have shimasu at the end. The verbs are:
    untenshimasu, rirakkusushimasu, soojishimasu, shimasu and kimasu
    e.g shimasu = dekimasu
    kimasu = koraremasu

    Mimasu is also weird because when change to can do it become miraremasu which makes it in group 2 rather than group 1.

  12. vanessa s says:

    There are three verb groups. Verbs which end in “I’ change to the “e” form in the same column. For verbs which end in “e” add “rare” before the masu. Group 3 is verbs that end in things like shimasu and kimasu where you then change the shimasu verb to denki masu and the kimasu verb to koraremasu.

  13. Ben says:

    my favourite group is group three eg.
    untenshimasu: untendekimasu
    the rule is you change shimasu to dekimasu.

  14. Grace says:

    REMEMBER! when changing from to do form, to the can do form, remember to change the particle ‘(w)o’ to ‘ga’ eg:
    tegami (w)o kakimasu >> tegami ga kakemasu (the the kakimasu has chnaged to kakemasu due to the group 1 rule) 😀 xx

  15. Ross says:

    My favorite group is Group 1. You simply drop the i before the masu and add e.
    eg. Kakimasu=Kakemasu

  16. claire says:

    Group 2 is my favourite group, they mostly end in the ‘e’ sound. you drop the ‘masu’ and add ‘raremasu’.
    eg. tabemasu – i do eat,
    changes to
    taberaremasu – i can eat.

  17. Aiden says:

    tabemasu = taberaremasu
    kaimasu = kaemasu

  18. julian says:

    if there there is an ‘i’ before the masu, you swap it for an ‘e’

    if there is an ‘e’ before the masu swap the masu for raremasu
    for group three you just have to remember,
    but if it is shimasu swap the masu for dekimasu

  19. Bree says:

    Group 2 ussually has an ‘e’ sound before the masu. You replace the ‘masu’ with ‘raremasu’.
    Okimasu and mimasu are 2 exeptions to the rule, and they are group 2 instead of group 1.

  20. Shelby says:

    way to structure a ‘describing a body part’ sentence:

    name (wa) body part (ga) describing word


  21. Jordan says:

    shimasu gets turned into dekimasu and shimasu is in group 3

  22. Angus says:

    the verb groups are like
    verbs with an I sound before the masu
    verbs with e sound before the masu and
    the 3rd group that is wierd, it has shimasu in it though 😛

  23. Michael says:

    With group 3 because it has a ‘shi’ before the masu you drop the shi and add dekimasu 🙂

  24. Rachelle says:

    There are three verb groups:
    Group 1 end with ‘i’ they can be changed into the can do form by changing the ‘i’ sound before the masu to the’e’ sound in the same column. eg: kakimasu become kakemasu.

    Group 2 generally end with ‘e’ with some exceptions such as mimasu (to look)
    to change these to the can do form drop the masu and add raremasu.
    eg. tabemasu becomes taberaremasu.

    Group 3 is too complicated. They have shimasu.
    eg. shimasu becomes dekimasu.

  25. darcy says:

    if theres and “e” before the masu, you make it raremasu

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