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Lesson

Negative verbs

Verbs can be negated by conjugating them using grammar rules.

Prerequisite lessons

A verb represents an action, so we also want to be able to conjugate verbs in order to express the opposite, meaning the action not being performed.

  • る-verbs: drop the final and append ない (i.e. _ -> __)
  • う-verbs that end with : replace the final with わない (i.e. _ -> ___)
  • other う-verbs: replace the /-u/ vowel with the equivalent /-a/ vowel (i.e. ->, ->, ->) and attach ない (i.e. _ -> ___ )
  • :
  • _:
  • :

Examples

る-verbsう-verbsexceptions
-> -> ->
_ -> ___ -> ____ ->
_ -> ___ -> ___
__ -> ___ ->
_ -> ___ -> ___
かんが__ -> かんが___あら_ -> あら___
_ -> ___ -> ___

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