Japanese “ru” verb practise

I’ve been doing my best to put aside some Japanese study time from time to time, because as I said in my post about wanting to conquer the Japanese Language I have been at the same level for over a year now and now that I’ve started looking over some stuff I am now convinced that I have regressed further than I thought. Continuing on from my post about Japanese “u” verbs I present a post about “ru” verbs giving examples and a few basic sentences.

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The verbs will be written in example sentences in conversational or “masu” form: Positive present tense, past present tense, positive past tense and negative past tense. Please note that Japanese does not have future tense.

たべる – to eat
ねる – to sleep
かける – to call

いま わたしは あさごはん を たべます。
I am having breakfast now.

きのう わたしは すし を たべました。
Yesterday I ate sushi.

あした あなたは あさごはん を たべません。
Tomorrow I will not eat breakfast.

きのう とふ を たべませんでした。
Yesterday I did not eat tofu.

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14 thoughts on “Japanese “ru” verb practise

  1. いま わたし&#123
    99; あさごはん 
    を たべます。

    I’m aware it’s not a ~ru verb but another way to say this is

    私は朝ご飯を&#
    39135;べている
    わたしは &#123
    54;さごはん を&
    #12288;たべている

    The ~te form suggests incomplete actions (ie. ones that are still happening).

    At least I think that’s right. Gah I need more practice.

  2. thanks lilly

    @ Mike…unfortunately I have yet to find out how to allow japanese text to show up in comments, but feel free to send me what you were saying via an email

  3. To allow the comments you need to change that character set that you blog in. I’m not sure what you run but you usually change it in the standard configuration file.

  4. Keep up the Japanese studies, buddy. A nice thing about Japanese is that you can drop subjects and still convey the same meaning. For example, you would almost never say ‘Ima watashi wa asagohan o tabeteimasu.’ You’d just say ‘Ima asagohan o tabeteimasu.’ As long as the conversation wasn’t about anybody else, Japanese listeners will assume the statement was about you.

    Anyway, enjoy your studies.

  5. Hey, you have a great site and I admire your drive to learn Japanese. Just keep hitting those classes and read as much as you can even if it is children’s books.

    Get yourself a Japanese girlfriend dude. You can practice your Japanese on her while learning stuff a class or studying can’t teach you.They also come in handy as human Kanji dictionaries. Good luck!

  6. Good on you! =)
    Glad to see a keen Japanese learner XP
    You’re doing quite well =P
    just a little correction.. Tofu とうふ, not とふ =P

  7. ashita anata wa asagohan wo tabemasen.
    Tomorrow I will not eat breakfast.

    "anata" means "you", so it would technically be "tomorrow you will not eat breakfast"

  8. Hi Friend. I am Kami. I love Japan and Japanese people. I want to learn Japanese but no institution here in Pakistan. Please help me to teach Japanese.
    Thanks
    Kami, 25, Pakistan

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