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Japanese is Possible!
Week 28

Part 28

  • -ZU form (Part II)
  • Example Sentences
  • New Words


Here's a great new Japanese language resource (link provided by a helpful participant on the Japanese is Possible! Forum)
It really caught my attention, since it has a list of 230 verbs, and how to conjugate them into their various forms!
Also, take a look at the recently constructed Japanese is Possible! Mission Statement


-ZU form (part II)

3 lessons ago, you were introduced to the -ZU form. Now you will learn how to conjugate ALL the different types of verbs into this form. Look at the example sentences section below to see this form in action. There's nothing particularly difficult about this form. Whenever you learn something major like this, you should start listening for it. Watching Anime, reading manga, listening to Japanese music...it all helps you to learn how a Japanese grammar item is used.

-U verbs
tatakau - tatakawazu

-TSU verbs
utsu - utazu

-RU verbs
mamoru - mamorazu

-MU verbs
nomu - nomazu
sumu - sumazu

-NU verb (there's only one)
shinu - shinazu

-BU verbs
tobu - tobazu
korobu - korobazu

-KU verbs
hiku - hikazu

-GU verbs
kasegu - kasegazu

-SU verbs
korosu - korosazu

-ERU verbs
taberu - tabezu

Irregular Verbs
suru - sezu
kuru - kozu


Example Sentences

MINIRYUU wo kyuuketsuki sezu ni, moto ni modoshita.
miniryuu (who) vampire without doing, original (into) reverted.
Without vampiring the Miniryuu, (he) returned to normal.

oneesan wa boku no MINIRYUU wo kyuuketsuki shichatta yo!
big sister (subject) I ('s) Miniryuu (who) vampire irrevicably did !
My big sister went and vampired my Miniryuu!

murasaki kirin ga tonde ita.
purple giraffe (subject) flew went.
(The) purple giraffe flew off.

midori sakana ni shinka shita ato, motto utsukushii datta yo.
green fish (into) evolved after, more beautiful was !
(It) was much more beautiful after it evolved into a green fish!

zenbu no uchuu seifuku sureba omae wo korosu zo!
all (modifies) space conquer if do, you (who) kill !
If I conquer the whole universe, I'm going to kill you!

sorosoro oyasumi na jikan desu yo!
pretty soon rest time is !
Pretty soon it's time for bed!

PURIN wa atashi wo nemuraseta kara, makechatta yo.
Purin (subject) I (who) made sleep because, went and lost !
Because the PURIN made me fall asleep, I lost the battle!

teki no machi wo zenmetsu saseta.
enemy (modifies) city (what) was annihilated.
The enemy's city was annihilated.

akachan no fuusen wo ukabasete iru.
baby (modifies) balloon (what) making float.
(He) is making the baby's balloon float.

daremo korosazu ni, sensou wo owaraseta.
no one without killing, war (what) made end.
Without killing anyone, he ended the war.

owari ni shiyou ka?
ending (into) let's do ?
Shall we end this?

subete ga wakaru yo
all (subject) understand !
I understand it all.

ayashii otoko ga doukutsu wo urotsuite iru n da.
strange man (subject) cave (what) loitering is.
A strange man is loitering around the cave.


New Words

Nouns

kirin - giraffe
uchuu - space
moto - origin
fuusen - balloon
kamo - duck (wild)
doukutsu - cave


Adjectives

murasaki - purple


Verbs

urotsuku - to loiter
yurusu - to forgive, allow
shinka suru - to evolve
zenmetsu saseru - to annihilate
ukabu - to float


Misc

nani mo ka mo - everything (just remember it this way - "nothing duck")
itsudemo - forever



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