What are -u verbs?

 U-verb conjugation are summarized in the table.






-u verbs are formed by adding – u to the end.

The u verb works in the same way as the ru verb. u verbs do not necessarily end with the hiragana “u”. Since the last vowel must be “u,” the last hiragana must be either “ku,” “su,” “tsu,” “nu,” or “ru. The distinction between u and ru verbs is simple.

All verbs ending in u are u verbs except those ending in ru.
However, some u verbs also end in ru. the way to distinguish between verbs ending in ru and u verbs is to look at the vowel before the ending ru. if there is an i or e before ru, it is a ru verb. if there is another vowel before ru, the verb is an uverb. if there is an i or e before ru, it is an uverb. if there is an e before ru, it is an uverb.





We have 3 kinds of verbs in Japanese. Dictionary form changes to different forms depending on which verbs.


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