How To Conjugate The Japanese Verb: 'To Write'

Written byIchika Yamamoto

The verb Kaku (which means to write in English) is a verb that belongs to the Godan/Yodan group of Japanese verbs. The kaku verb, as with any other verb in the Godan group (first group), has plenty of conjugations and combinations.

Here is a chart that displays the most important conjugations of the verb kaku (to write).

Conjugation of the Japanese verb Kaku - to write

Form Kanji Romaji
Informal Present 書く kaku
Formal Present (~ masu Form) 書きます kakimasu
Informal Past  (~ ta Form) 書いた kaita
Formal Past  書きました kakimashita
Informal Negative (~ nai Form) 書かない kakanai
Formal Negative 書きません kakimasen
Informal Past Negative 書かなかった kakanakatta
Formal Past Negative 書きませんでした kakimasen deshita
~ te Form 書いて kaite
Conditional 書けば kakeba
Volitional 書こう kakou
Passive 書かれる kakareru
Causative 書かせる kakaseru
Potential 書ける kakeru
Imperative (Command) 書け kake
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