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Verb Course

Volitional Form

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

What Does Volitional Form Mean?

Volitional Form means “Let’s …” ,for example,おう means “Let’s meet”.


How to change Japanese Verb to Volitional Form?

type-one verb:①change the u-hiragana to o-hiragana in the same column,and add う in the end.For example,う→おう,②or you can change the u-hiragana to i-hiragana in the same column,and add ましょう in the end.for example,う→いましょう

type-two verb:①change the るto よう.For example,べる→べよう.②Or you can change る to ましょう,for example,べる→べましょう

type-three verb:①change the する to しよう.For example,べんきょうする→べんきょうしよう.②Or you can change する to しましょう.For example,べんきょうする→べんきょうしましょう

irregular verb:check the table below

Note: ~ましょう is a polite way to say ~おう, you can use ~おう to your close friends, and use ~ましょう to your superior or the strangers.


ExampleProposal Form
会う(あう)会おう ・会いましょう
行く(いく)行こう ・行きましょう
嗅ぐ(かぐ)嗅ごう ・嗅ぎましょう
押す(おす)押そう ・押しましょう
打つ(うつ)打とう ・打ちましょう
死ぬ(しぬ)死のう ・死にましょう
呼ぶ(よぶ)呼ぼう ・呼びましょう
飲む(のむ)飲もう ・飲みましょう
やるやろう ・やりましょう
勉強(べんきょう)する勉強しよう ・勉強しましょう
するしよう ・しましょう
来る(くる)来(こ)よう ・来(き)ましょう

7 thoughts on “Volitional Form

  1. I can understand 行こう, but I sometimes see 行くぜ too. Is there any difference between these 2?


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      明日、一緒に東京に行くぜ。 The speaker will go because there is 一緒に.

      もう中学生なのだから、一人で東京に行くぜ。 The speaker won’t go.

      Let’s go to Tokyo.(The speaker will go)


  2. Is there any difference between way 1 and way 2 ?


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      I explained it already😅


    2. I didn’t see it. Sorry😅😅😅


  3. Hey, I sometimes hear people say 行くよう And I was wondering if that was right or something else?


    1. Conversational Japanese may differ slightly from these rules and tend to have losse rules in general.
      It’s better to follow these rules and ask around in the forum/Discord.


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