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How To Conjugate Japanese 'Godan' Verbs

The Japanese language has many interesting grammatical aspects in its structure. There are three important groups of verbs. The majority of the verbs are in the first group. These verbs are also known as Godan or Yodan () verbs. First group or Godan Verbs.

Godan Verbs 五段
EnglishKanjiRomajiEnglishKanjiRomaji
Walk歩くArukuPlay遊ぶAsobu
Meet会うAuEnter入るHairu
Begin始まるHajimaruGo行くIku
Return帰るKaeraTakeかかるKakaru
Write書くKakuBuy買うKau
Listen聞くKikuWait待つMatsu
Possess持つMotsuLearn習うNarau
Drink飲むNomuSend送るOkuru
Think思うOmouSwim泳ぐOyogu
Know知るShiruSit座るSuwaru
Go行くIkuStop止まるTomaru
Stand立つTatsuSell売るUru
Arrive着くTsukuUnderstand分かるWakaru
Sing歌うUtauRead読むYomu
Laugh笑うWarau   

Author: Ichika
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