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Questions tagged [godan-verbs]

五段活用. Verbs like のむ and あるく, which conjugate by changing their last kana, e.g. のまない, のみます, のむ, のめば, のもう.

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Why is まじる a 五段 verb?

As far as I know all じる verbs are supposed to be 一段. I found an interesting set of rules online: Does the verb end in る? No → 五段 Yes → Does it have an e or i sound before the る? No → 五段 ...
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「あまもり」と一段動詞「もれる」

天井などに欠陥があって,あめがふったときなどに,みずがもれだしてくることは「あまもり」といいます.しかし,この語の後半「もり」と関係があるとおもわれる動詞「もれる」は一段活用です.その連用形を名詞としてもちいているのだとすれば「もれ」でなくてはなりません.このことから,かつては,「もれる」とおなじ意味の「もる」という五段動詞があったのではないかとおもいたくなります....
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湿気る is both godan and ichidan. Are there other verbs like this?

I recently noticed in passing that 湿気る is classified as both a godan and an ichidan verb. For example, the past tense could be either: しけった (godan) or しけた  (ichidan). This strikes me as ...
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いる/える Godan Verb Rules?

For words like 帰ります is there a specific reason they're Godan instead of Ichidan in any case? Things like a change from an historical pronunciation of the word, grammar relating to the radicals of the ...
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一段動詞が五段動詞に進化できますか?

日本語の文法では五段動詞の方が一段動詞より多いです。文法が変化すると、一段動詞が五段動詞に変化する可能性がありますか? 私は日本語を練習したいです。上手くなければすみません。
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Is this the correct way to identify Group 1 verbs?

From what I have been able to find I came up with this: Verbs ending in: える ける せる てる ねる へる める れる げる ぜる でる べる ぺる いる きる しる ちる にる ひる みる りる ぎる じる ぢる びる ぴる but not these verbs: かえる はしる きる いる はいる ...
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Distinguishing 「話し」 する and 五段 usage

Facts The noun はなし can be written 話 or 話し. In colloquial contexts, you can omit 「を」 from 話{はなし}をする, making it 話{はなし}する. There is also a 五段 verb, 話す{はなす}. The continuative (連用形) form of both 話する and ...
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What are differences between 帰ってなかった and 帰らなかった

I'm new to Japanese. I have learned that 帰らなかった is the past negative of 帰る. Later, I found 帰ってなかった which I don't know what is it.
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How do Japanese people infer if a verb is a ichidan verb or a godan ending in ru?

In Japan, if a Japanese person sees a new verb ending in ru, what would they do to try and infer if it's a ichidan or godan verb before just looking it up or asking someone?
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Why does くださる have an irregular infinitive form (ください)?

I may be using the wrong term, but I understand the infinitive form of a verb in Japanese to be the form we add ~ます to. In the case of ichidan verbs, we take away the ~る and add ~ます、and for godan ...
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Why doesn't 教 end in“-う”? [closed]

Wiktionary says that 教, read as きょお means "to teach". However, I have read that in dictionaries, al forms end in "-う" and not in "-お". Why is 教 different? EDIT: Yes, it says that in English ...
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What is the difference between 「届け」and 「届ける」?

Found a phrase on article which says, 写真をお届け! i don't think it's meireikei, so why the verb doesn't end with ru?
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Can Verb stand in front of sentence?

In 祈りの歌 song, they have a line that I don't understand pretty much (actually all of them but I want to focus on this line) 出会えてよかった And え, is really piss me off. I actually don't what is it. I have ...
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Causative-Passive Verbs: Vせられる and Vされる

Looking at the answer to this question, it seems that both 行かせられる and 行かされる are valid forms of the causative-passive of 行く. I've only been taught the first usage, so I have a number of related ...
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Potential form for godan verb: register's/dialectical differences?

According to all standard book and webpage I consulted, godan verb's potential form are produced by first changing to え (e) form, and then add in る (ru). But a native Japanese speaker (who is also ...
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What's the difference between Ichidan/Godan and Ru/U verbs classification?

I've come across two different ways (at least, apparently for me) to classify verbs. Please note that this question is fundamentally different from Verb classifications by japanese learners. The ...