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Japanese Godan Verbs Now these are the Godan Verbs.

These verbs have more rules because of its name: Go-Dan, meaning 5 Stages. Most of the verbs in Japanese are Godan. These verbs end with the U column of the row. Here are some examples: To Go Iku ( ) To Swim Oyogu ( ) To Walk Aruku ( )

- ~ing Form (Present Progressive) -For (tsu, u, ru) drop them and add (tte) -Ex: . = I am waiting. (Watashi-wa matte.) -For (nu, fu/hu, mu) drop them and add (nde) -Ex: = Hes dying! (Kare-wa shinde) -For (su) drop it and add (shite) -Ex: . = I am speaking. (Boku-wa hanashite) -For (ku) drop it and add (ite) -Ex:= I am writing. (Boku-wa kaite) -For it is the same as KU but add change TE to DE -Ex: . = I am swimming (Watashi-wa oyoide) - Past Tense -Change the ~ing Form to the A column of the final characters row. (TeTa) -Ex: . = I swam. (Oyoida) - Polite Form/Future Tense -Change the final character to the I column of its row and add (masu) -Ex: = I will go/I go. (Watashi-wa ikimasu) - Lets Form (Volitional Form) -Change the final character to the O column of its row and add (u) -Ex: . = Lets go. (Ikou)