The masu-form for Japanese verbs


The masu-form is used for polite Japanese and expresses presence or future. The basic construction of the masu-form is made by adding “-masu” or “-imasu” to the stem of the verb.

verb-type example stem masu-form
u-verb 読む yomu  読- / yo- 読みます yomimasu
iru-verb 見る 見- / mi- 見ます mimasu
eru-verb 食べる 食べ- / tabe- 食べます tabemasu
irregular 来る 来- / ki- 来ます kimasu
irregular する し- / shi- します shimasu
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