In this lesson，I will teach you how to convert Japanese verbs to Te Form.
What Does Te Form Mean？
Te form means “please xxx”，For example，食べて means “Please eat”
there are other uses of Te form，I will explain it in the future lessons，but for now，you can remember it like that.
How to change Japanese Verbs to Te Form？
If the verb is a u-verb, you can change it to Te Form like below.
Check the hiragana in the end of the verb.
①If the verb is like xx-う、xx-つ、xx-る，just change う/つ/る to って.
会う→会って (Meaning: to meet)
打つ→打って (Meaning: to beat)
やる→やって (Meaning: to do)
②If the verb is like xx-く, xx-ぐ，just change く to いて, change ぐ to いで.
書く→書いて (Meaning: to write)
嗅ぐ→嗅いで (Meaning: to smell)
③If the verb is like xx-ぬ、xx-ぶ、xx-む，just change ぬ/ぶ/む to んで.
死ぬ→死んで (Meaning: to die)
呼ぶ→呼んで (Meaning: to call)
読む→読んで (Meaning: to read)
④If the verb is like xx-す just change す to して.
押す→押して (Meaning: to press)
話す→話して (Meaning: to talk)
壊す→壊して (Meaning: to break)
行く→行って (Meaning: to go)
（This is the only exception， no worries！）
If the verb is a ru-verb, you can change it to Te Form like this.
Change る to て.
食べる→食べて (Meaning: to eat)
降りる→降りて (Meaning: to get down)
起きる→起きて (Meaning: to wake up)
If the verb is suru-verb, you can change it to Te Form like this.
Change する to して.
勉強する→勉強して (Meaning: to learn)
結婚する→結婚して (Meaning: to marry)
連絡する→連絡して (Meaning: to come through)
If the verb is special verb, you can change it to Te Form like this.
Change する to して (Meaning: to do)
Change 来る to 来て (Meaning: to come)
Question: How is Polite Form different from Te Form? I mean, isn’t Te form quite “polite” too? (“please”)
Answer: Te Form itself often used to ask somebody to do something.
Please open the door.
And the “please” is just for making requests. Te Form itself is not as polite as you think. It’s often used between friends. If you want to be more polite, you can use:
Could you please open the door?
But Polite Form itself doesn’t have this function.(Making requests).
I will open the door.