Verb たForm

form - verb, adjective
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On this page, you can learn what Verb たForm is and how it is used in a sentence.

Definition

たForm is used with various grammar patterns. It is also called Plain Past Positive Form, which you can use to describe what happened in the past.

Prerequisite

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

How to change Dictionary Form into たForm

Irregular verb

  • する → した
  • くる → きた

Group 2 (Weak Verb)

Change る at the end of the verb to た

(Ex) たべ → たべ

Group 1 (Strong Verb)

Change the last symbol of the verb following the rule below.

う、つ、る → った
ぬ、ぶ、む → んだ
く → いた
ぐ → いだ
す → した

Example

read: よ → よんだ

swim: およ → およいだ

meet: あ → あった

Note: いく

いく, which belongs to Group 1 (Strong Verb), does not follow the rule above. てform of いく is always いった.

Exercise

  • Learn Basic 30 Japanese verbs if you have not.
  • Complete the test in Quizlet below. Choose ‘test’ at the bottom right of Quizlet to start a test.

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