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How To Conjugate The Japanese Verb: 'To Play'

The verb "to play or have fun" in Japanese is "asobu".

This is a Godan verb which is the first group of verbs in Japanese. You can write this in Kanji like so: "".

In Hiragana, it can be written like this: "" (although kanji is more common here).

Conjugation of Japanese verb Asobu - to play 遊ぶ
FormKanjiRomaji
Informal Present遊ぶasobu
Formal Present (~ masu Form)遊びますasobimasu
Informal Past  (~ ta Form)遊んだasonda
Formal Past 遊びましたasobimashita
Informal Negative (~ nai Form)遊ばないasobanai
Formal Negative遊びませんasobimasen
Informal Past Negative遊ばなかったasobanakatta
Formal Past Negative遊びませんでしたasobimasen deshita
~ te Form遊んでasonde
Conditional遊べばasobeba
Volitional遊ぼうasobou
Passive遊ばれるasobareru
Causative遊ばせるasobaseru
Potential遊べるasoberu
Imperative (Command)遊べasobe
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