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How To Conjugate The Japanese Verb: 'To Eat'

In this lesson, we'll cover the conjugation of the Japanese verb taberu - to eat .

Conjugation of Japanese verb staberu - to eat 食べる
Verb ClassThe basic form of Group 2 verbs end with either "~iru" or "~ eru". This group is also called Vowel-stem-verbs or Ichidan-doushi (Ichidan verbs).
Stemtabe -
Te formtabete
Infinitivetabe
Positive
KanjiKatakana/HiraganaRomaji
Present IndicativePlain食べるたべるtaberu
Polite食べますたべますtabemasu
PresumptivePlain食べる だろうたべる だろうtabeyō taberu darō
Polite食べる でしょうたべる でしょうtabemashō taberu deshō
ImperativePlain食べろたべろtabero
Polite食べて下さいたべて くださいtabete kudasai
Past IndicativePlain たべたtabeta
Polite食べましたたべましたtabemashita
Past PresumptivePlain たべた だろうtabetarō tabeta darō
Polite たべた でしょうtabeta deshō
Present ProgressivePlain食べているたべて いるtabete iru
Polite食べていますたべて いますtabete imasu
Past ProgressivePlain食べていたたべて いたtabete ita
Polite たべて いましたtabete imashita
ProvisionalPlain たべればtabereba
Polite たべませばtabemaseba tabemasureba
ConditionalPlain食べたらたべたらtabetara
Polite食べましたたべましたらtabemashitara
PotentialPlain たべられるtaberareru
Polite食べられますたべられますtaberaremasu
CausativePlain食べさせるたべさせるtabesaseru
Polite たべさせますtabesasemasu
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