How To Conjugate The Japanese Verb: 'To Read'

Written byIchika Yamamoto

In this lesson, you'll learn how to conjugate the Japanese verb yomu - to read 読む.

Conjugation of Japanese verb yomu - to read 読む

Verb Class The basic form of Group 1 verbs end with "~ u". This group is also called Consonant-stem verbs or Godan-doushi (Godan verbs).
Stem yom -
Te form yonde
Infinitive yomi
Kanji Katakana/Hiragana Romaji
Present Indicative Plain 読む よむ yomu
Polite 読みます よみます yomimasu
Presumptive Plain 読む だろう よむ だろう yomō yomu darō
Politeよむ でしょう yomimashō yomu deshō
Imperative Plain 読め よめ yome
Polite 読んで ください よんで ください yonde kudasai
Past Indicative Plain 読んだ よんだ yonda
Polite 読みました よみました yomimashita
Past Presumptive Plainよんだ だろう yondarō yonda darō
Politeよんだ でしょう yonda deshō
Present Progressive Plainよんで いる yonde iru
Polite 読んでいます よんで います syonde imasu
Past Progressive Plainよんで いた yonde ita
Politeよんで いました yonde imashita
Provisional Plain 読めば よめば yomeba
Politeよみませば yomimaseba yomimasureba
Conditional Plain 読んだら よんだら yondara
Politeよみましたら yomimashitara
Potential Plain 読める よめる yomeru
Politeよめます yomemasu
Causative Plain 読ませる よませる yomaseru
Politeよませます yomasemasu

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Negative Form: To Read

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