On this page, you can learn what verb groups are and how you find out what Japanese verb belongs to which verb group.
How to find a correct verb group
There are three verb groups in Japanese. The groups are;
- Group 1
- Group 2
- Irregular Verb Group
You need to know them accurately so that you can make a different form properly, which helps you to make a correct sentence with various sentence patterns.
You can find a correct verb group by following the 3 steps below:
Find out if the verb belongs to Irregular Verb.
The following verbs belong to Irregular Verb: する(do, play sports)、くる(come)、もってくる、つれてくる、noun + する
Move to the 2nd step if the verb does not belong to Irregular Verb.
A verb belongs to Group 2 (Weak Verb), if it ends with i sound + る or e sound + る.
Move to the 3rd step if the verb does not belong to Group 2.
All other verbs belong to Group 1 (Strong Verb).
Task: Find out what verb group the following verbs belong to.