Sentence pattern

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You should learn Japanese sentence patterns with verb forms.

With Dictionary Form (DF)
  • DF + ことがすきです:like to
  • DF + ことがじょうずです:be good at —ing
  • DF + ことができます:can
  • DF + べきです:should
  • DF + かもしれません:may
  • DF + つもりです:intend to
  • DF + とき:when
  • DF + ために:in order to
  • DF + まえに:before —ing
With Stem Form (SF)
  • SF + ます:Verb Polite Form
  • SF + ましょう:Let’s
  • SF + たいです:want to
  • SF + にいきます:go to
  • SF + ながら:while
  • SF + すぎ:— too much
  • SF + はじめます:start —ing
  • SF + おえます:finish —ing
With てForm (てF)
  • てF + ください:please
  • てF + います:be —ing
  • てF (verb 1) 、てF (verb 2):verb 1 and verb 2
  • てF + みます:try to
  • てF + から:after —ing
  • てF + もいいです:be allowed to
  • てF + はいけません:must not
With たForm (たF)
  • たF + ことがあります:have verb-ed
  • たF + あと:after
  • たF + ほうがいいです:had better
  • たF (verb 1) + り、たF (verb 2) + りします:verb 1 and verb 2
With なForm (なF)
  • なF + ければなりません:have to
  • なF + くてもいいです:don’t have to
  • なF + いほうがいいです:had better not
  • なF + いでください:please do not —
Sentence pattern

【Japanese Grammar】Noun + のあと

How do you say 'after school', 'after work', 'after the trip' etc in Japanese? Let's learn them all here.
Sentence pattern

【Japanese Grammar】Verb Stem Form + かた (方、kata) = how to + verb

Let's learn how to say those sentences in Japanese: I don't know how to eat sushi. I want to know how to make cakes. My younger brother knows how to drive cars.
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【Japanese grammar】お + verb stem form + ください (kudasai) = Please + verb

On this page, you can learn Japanese grammar for asking somebody to do something very politely.
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【Japanese grammar】verb て form + います (imasu) = has/have been + verb-ing

Let's learn how to say those sentences in Japanese: I have been playing golf since last year. My father has been talking on the phone since 5 o'clock. My older sister has been cooking since yesterday.
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be -ing:【verb てform + る】(Casual way)

On this page, you can learn how to say somebody is doing something now in Japanese in a casual way.
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【Japanese grammar】verb dictionary form + ことができません (kotogadekimasen) = cannot + verb

On this page, you can learn Japanese grammar for expressing what you can't do.
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【Japanese grammar】verb ない Form + でください (de kudasai) = Please do not + verb

On this page, you can learn how to ask people not to do something in Japanese.
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don’t want it to happen:【verb てform + しまう】

On this page, you can learn Japanese grammar to talk about the situation you don't want to have.
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A is B. 【AはBです。】

This is a basic Japanese sentence pattern with which you can say many things.
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I am + Noun.【I は Noun です。】

On this page, you can learn how to say 'I am + Noun.' in Japanese.
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