conjugation

  1. Izenkei

    Language Izenkei

    The izenkei conjugation (已然形) is also called the hypothetical form and has only one function in modern Japanese: combined with + ば (ba) it is one of several conditional forms, translated as “if” or “when”. No contractions occur with the izenkei. Find more information on the use of the izenkei +...
  2. Rentaikei

    Language Rentaikei

    The rentaikei conjugation (連体形) is the basic conjugation of verbs and verbal adjectives. This conjugation is also the form under which you would look for a word in a dictionary. It is therefore often referred to as the “dictionary form” or attributive form. The rentaikei has two functions: The...
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