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"Te" and "ru" verb

"Te" and "ru" verb

jenniferlovesthesun

There are 3 general categories of verbs, Godan, Ichidan and irregular. Godan (group 1) verbs can end in る、う、つ、ぶ、ぬ、む、く、ぐ and す。Ichidan (group 2) verbs end in る. Irregular ('group 3') verbs are する、くる。Group 1/2/3 verbs conjugate differently. As both G1 and G2 verbs can end in る, one easy way to tell those ones apart is if the word ends in an -aru, -uru, or -oru sound, it's definitely Group 1. If it ends in an -iru or -eru sound, it's probably Group 2, though are some exception (like 走る)。 て form has many uses and seemingly hundreds (?) of grammar points utilise it. Put simply (from an amateur's understanding), it's used to join words to other words to affect meaning. For instance, one basic form uses 'てください.' '座る' means 'to sit' while '座ってください' means 'please sit.' group 1, 2 and 3 verbs conjugate to て form differently. Look up an article on て form to learn more. Just fyi these are pretty basic questions and there are lots of great resources/articles online, try looking up articles on grammar forms you have questions about as they'll be able to give you more comprehensive answers.


kyousei8

> If it ends in an -aru or -eru sound, it's probably Group 2, You made a typo. Should be *-iru* and -eru.


jenniferlovesthesun

Ah thank you, another benefit of referencing articles (less typos)


jasonmlv

Cool thanks alot


bdiggity18

IIRC te is going to be for the command form, aka 助けて “help me”