Verb なForm

form - verb, adjective
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On this page, you can learn how to make Verb なForm, which is used with various Japanese grammar patterns such as ければなりません(have to) and くてもいいです(don’t have to).

How to make なForm

Click here if you don’t know about Japanese verb groups: Irregular Verb, Group 2 (Weak Verb) and Group 1 (Strong Verb).

Irregular verb

  • する → しな
  • くる → こな

Group 2 (Weak Verb)

Cut off る then add な.

(Ex) たべる → たべな

Group 1 (Strong Verb)

Change the last symbol from ‘u’ sound to ‘a’ sound.
Then, add な at the end.

(Ex) いく → いかな

Note

う always becomes わ. For example, なform of いう (say) needs to be いな, not いな.

ないForm

ないForm can be made by adding い to なForm. ないForm is another name of Plain Present Negative Form. Refer to the page below for more details.

Plain Form
On this page, you can learn what Japanese Plain Form is.

Exercise

Revise the basic 30 verbs and then learn how to make Verb なForm with Quizlet Below. You can choose various learning activities at the bottom right of Quizlet.

Test

Choose ‘test’ at the bottom right of Quizlet above to take a test on Verb なForm. Your goal is to get over 60%.