How To Negatively Conjugate The Japanese Verb: 'To Have'

Written byIchika Yamamoto

In this lesson, we'll cover the conjugation of the Japanese verb motsu - 'to have' 持つ in the negative form.

Conjugation of Japanese verb motsu - to have 持つ

Verb ClassThe basic form of Group 1 verbs end with "~ u". This group is also called Consonant-stem verbs or Godan-doushi (Godan verbs).
Stemmot - , moch-
Te formmotte


Present IndicativePlain 持たないmotanai
Polite 持ちませんmochimasen
PresumptivePlain もたない だろうmotanai darō
Polite もたない でしょうmotanai deshō
ImperativePlain もつ なmotsu na
Polite もたない で くださいmotanai de kudasai
Past IndicativePlain もたなかったmotanakatta
Polite もちません でしたmochimasen deshita
Past PresumptivePlain もたなかった だろうmotanakatta darō
Polite もたなかった でしょおmotanakatta deshō
Present ProgressivePlain   
Polite もって いませんmotte imasen
Past ProgressivePlain   
Polite もって いません でしたmotte imasen deshita
ProvisionalPlain もたなければmotanakereba
Polite もちません ならmochimasen nara
ConditionalPlain もたなかったらmotanakattara
Polite もちません でしたらmochimasen deshitara
PotentialPlain もてないmotenai
Polite もてませんmotemasen
CausativePlain もたせないmotasenai
Polite もたせませんmotasemasen
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