Kinda new to this and i'm confused regarding verb variations such as this.

From what I understand aruku and arukimasu are the same just the latter is more polite while arukimasen is more the opposite like 'I dont want to walk'


歩{ある}く (aruku) walk, dictionary form

歩{ある}かない (arukanai) not walk, dictionary form

歩{ある}きます (arukimasu) walk, -masu form

歩{ある}きません (arukimasen) not walk, -masu form

In conversational setting, the -masu verb is indeed the polite form.

To "not like to walk" is actually 歩{ある}きたくない (arukitakunai).

  • Bad phrasing, So masen is more the opposite I guess, the negative form.
    – Ereuas
    Feb 7 '18 at 10:16
  • @Ereuas Bad phrasing -- Could you tell me which part you are referring to?
    – Chocolate
    Feb 8 '18 at 5:50

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