How To Conjugate The Japanese Verb: 'To Take'

Written byIchika Yamamoto

Kakaru かかる, is a Japanese verb that means (to take money or take time). What's interesting about this verb is that there is no kanji for it - only Hiragana かかる.

Here's a chart of the correct conjugation of kakaru.

Conjugation of the Japanese verb kakaru - to take かかる

Form Hiragana Romaji
Informal Present かかる kakaru
Formal Present (~ masu Form) かかります kakarimasu
Informal Past  (~ ta Form) かかった kakatta
Formal Past  かかりました kakarimashita
Informal Negative (~ nai Form) かからない kakaranai
Formal Negative かかりません kakarimasen
Informal Past Negative かからなかった kakaranakatta
Formal Past Negative かかりませんでした kakarimasen deshita
~ te Form かかって kakatte
Conditional かかれば kakareba
Volitional かかろう kakarou
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