Verb Course

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Verb Course

Causative Form

In this lesson,I will teach you how to convert Japanese verbs to Causative Form.

What Does Causative Form Mean?

Causative Form in Japanese means “have somebody do something”.

For Example, どもさいべさせる means “Have children eat vegetables”.

How to change Japanese Verbs to Causative Form?

type-one verb:change the u-hiragana to a-hiragana and add せる in the end,for example,く→かせる,but when it is a verb looks like xx-う,for example,う,then you need to change う to わ,not あ,う→わせる,that is an exception.

type-two verb:change the る in the end to させる ,for example,べる→べさせる

type-three verb: change the する in the end toさせる ,for example,べんきょうする→べんきょうさせる

irregular verb:check out the table below

ExampleCausative Form
会う(あう)会わせる
行く(いく)行かせる
嗅ぐ(かぐ)嗅がせる
押す(おす)押させる
打つ(うつ)打たせる
死ぬ(しぬ)死なせる
呼ぶ(よぶ)呼ばせる
飲む(のむ)飲ませる
やるやらせる
食べる(たべる)食べさせる
勉強(べんきょう)する勉強させる
するさせる
来る(くる)来(こ)させる
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8 thoughts on “Causative Form

  1. When causative form usually use?

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      For Example, 子供に野菜を食べさせる means “Have children eat vegetables”.

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  2. What does it mean if I use Te- form here?

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      It will mean “order someone to do something”

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  3. So are they the same? For example, 買わせる and 買わせて?

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      彼は私に車を買わせるつもりがない:He doesn’t want me to buy a car.
      私に車を買わせて:please let me buy a car!

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  4. The causative- passive form?
    i mean: ーさせられる

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      Yeah! I will add it later.
      させられる: [someone] is made to do [something]

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