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How to make TA-form of verbs (Lesson 12)

Let’s learn how to make TA-form of verbs by a song. The song tells you how you can change MASU verbs to TA verbs, depending on the syllables before MASU. Let's sing the song and memorize the patterns.
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I-CHI-RI TTA, MI-NI-BI NDA

I-CHI-RI TTA, MI-NI-BI NDA

KI ITA, GI IDA, ITTA

KI ITA, GI IDA, ITTA

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MASU-form TA-form
TSUKAIMASU
(to use)
TSUKATTA
MACHIMASU
(to wait)
MATTA
ATSUMARIMASU
(to gather)
ATSUMATTA
YOMIMASU
(to read)
YONDA
KAKIMASU
(to write)
KAITA
ISOGIMASU
(to hurry)
ISOIDA
IKIMASU
(to go)
ITTA
TABEMASU
(to eat)
TABETA
OBOEMASU
(to memorize)
OBOETA
IMASU
(to be, to stay)
ITA
MIMASU
(to look at)
MITA
KIMASU
(to come)
KITA
SHIMASU
(to do)
SHITA

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