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15. Past Tense

For now let’s stick with the –masu (standard polite) form of verbs

PAST
MASU
arrow image MASHITA

たべます tabemasu (to eat)
たべました tabemashita (ate)

 

のみます nomimasu (to drink)
のみました nomimashita (drank)


PAST NEGATIVE
MASU
arrow image MASEN DESHITA

たべます tabemasu (to eat)
たべません でした tabemasen deshita (didn’t eat)

 

のみます nomimasu (to drink)
のみません でした nomimasen deshita (didn’t drink)

  • NOTE: The “-masen” makes it negative; deshita makes it past

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