Learn Japanese Verb Conjugation: Te-form / Te-kei

Hey everyone, welcome to www.japaneselearningonline.blogspot.com let's learn Japanese language together here, in this article we are discussing about Japanese verb conjugation te form or tekei lesson. Called te-form because the verb in this form is always ended by te or de. Maybe this conjugation is rather complicated, but I'm sure you will understand quickly if you have learnt past tense verb conjugation before, I have posted an article about past tense conjugation in this blog, so I assume you can conjugate a verb into past tense.
If you have learnt about ta form just change the a ending in past tense/ta kei to e and you will get te form conjugation verb easily. For example hanashita in te-form will become hanashite, yonda will become yonde, tabeta will become tabete, shita will become shite, it's so simple isn't?.^^

Before we learn how to conjugate a verb into te form, I want to share the usage of te form conjugation, this conjugation is really important to Japanese Language, so, you must learn and understand it very clearly. Te-form conjugation is used widely in many different types of grammatical expressions such as ~te form + iru, ~te form + kudasai, ~te form aru and many more, we will learn them later in this blog^^, insya allah.

How to conjugate a verb into te form

Group 1 verbs / godan doushi : for verbs with u, ru, and tsu replace the ending with tte, for verbs with mu, nu and bu replace the ending with nde, for verbs with ending su replace su with shite, ending ku replace ending ku with ite, for verbs with ending gu replace ending gu with ide, same in ta form rule, in this group, there is one verb with special congation, iku means to go, iku become itte in te-form not ite . see the table below.

Group 1/Godan Doushi
jisho-form
te-form
kau
katte
wakaru
wakatte
katsu
katte
nomu
nonde
shinu
shinde
tobu
tonde
kaku
kaite
oyogu
oyoide
hanasu
hanashite
*Exception for verb iku, iku become itte not ite in te-form.

Group 2 verbs / ichidan doushi : the rule in this group is the simplest rule of them. Just replace the ru ending with te and you will get te form verb^^. see the table below.

Group 2/Ichidan Doushi
jisho-form
te-form
taberu
tabete
miru
mite
shiraberu
shirabete
kariru
karite
mieru
miete
kikoeru
kikoete

Group 3 verbs / fukisoku doushi : as you knew before, in this group there are only two verbs, suru and kuru, suru become shite and kuru become kite. See the table below.

Group 3/Fukisoku Doushi
jisho-form te-form
suru shite
kuru kite

Well, we finished our te-form conjugation lesson for today^^, I hope you enjoyed the lesson and understood the explanation^^. Ok, we will learn more Japanese grammar later, so, please waiting for us^^. Mata atode minna m(_ _;)m otsukaresama deshita.

1 Response to "Learn Japanese Verb Conjugation: Te-form / Te-kei"

  1. Thanks for the given explanation of Verb Conjugation. I will practice this at my spare time.
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