Verb Course

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Marshall
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Verb Course

Lesson 7: Imperative Form

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


How to change Japanese Verbs to Imperative Form?

Verb TypeHow to convert?
Type-1 Verbchange the u-hiragana in the end to e-hiragana in the same column.

Example:

う→
Type-2 Verbchange る in the end to ろ.

Example:

べる→べろ
Type-3 Verbchange する in the end to しろ.

Example:

べんきょうする→べんきょうしろ
Irregular Verbる→

する→しろ

Examples:

ExampleReadingImperative Form
会うあう会え
書くかく書け
嗅ぐかぐ嗅げ
押すおす押せ
打つうつ打て
死ぬしぬ死ね
呼ぶよぶ呼べ
飲むのむ飲め
やるやるやれ
食べるたべる食べろ
勉強するべんきょうする勉強しろ
するするしろ
来るくる来い(こい)

Example Sentences:

はやくべんきょうしろ
Go study!

宿しゅくだい
Do your homework!

さっさとや
Do it!

Note:

It’s not polite to use Imperative Form to your superiors.

You can only use Imperative Form to your friends or subordinates.
If you want to ask somebody do something in a polite way, you can use
Te Form of Verb + いただけませんか。

こたえをおしていただけませんか
Could you please tell me the answer?

もういち説明せつめいていただけませんか
Could you please explain it again?

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5 thoughts on “Lesson 7: Imperative Form

  1. When do you use te form instead of imperative and what’s the difference between them?

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      Te form is more polite than Imperative Form.If you want to give a command, use Imperative Form, If you want to give a request, use Te Form

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  2. Will there be any tests for this content in the future? looking forward to it.

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  3. Hey marshall, this is probably a stupid question but for 来い. Is the imperative form of it is kukoi? Or do you replace the ku with the ko or vice versa? It’s a little strange to me.

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      replace the ku with ko

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