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ました/ませんでした

Polite, past form of verb A
 
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そのようにけていました
That's how it was explained to me.
 
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ハワイらしていました
Last year, my family lived in Hawaii.
 
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あれらったよくできませんでした
I couldn't really understand what they said.
 
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このみました
I read all of this book.
 
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そうですかあなたよくかりました
I see. I understood your opinion well.

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コンビニけるアルバイトめてちました
It's been half a year since I started part-time job separating products at the convenience store.
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1. Determine if it's a godan or ichidan verb
How do I determine the type of the verb?
2. Conjugating the verbs
Godan verbs
1. Change the last character from it's 'u' form to the 'i' form.
(it's easier to see these forms if the characters are also written in romaji.)
む (mu) => み (mi)
す (su) => し (shi)
う (u) => い (i)
ぬ (nu) => に (ni)
つ (tsu) => ち (chi)
ぶ (bu) => び (bi)
く (ku) => き (ki)
ぐ (gu) => ぎ (gi)
る (ru) => り (ri)
Ichidan verbs
1. Remove the る from the end of the verb.

Special cases (ahh!!!!)
1a. する (to do) is changed to し.
1b. くる (to come) is changed to き.


2a. Add ました to make the positive form.
2b. Add ませんでした to make the negative form.
Conjugation examples
Let's conjugate the godan verb く/かく (to write):
Examples
Before we start: かく
1. か -> か
2a. かき -> かきました (wrote)
2b. かき -> かきませんでした (didn't write)

Now let's conjugate the verb べる/たべる (to eat), which is an ichidan verb:
Examples
Before we start: たべる
1. たべ -> たべ
2a. たべ -> たべました (ate)
2b. たべ -> たべませんでした (didn't eat)


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