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15. Past Tense

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

PAST
MASU
arrow image MASHITA

ใŸในใพใ™ tabemasu (to eat)
ใŸในใพใ—ใŸ tabemashita (ate)

 

ใฎใฟใพใ™ nomimasu (to drink)
ใฎใฟใพใ—ใŸ nomimashita (drank)


PAST NEGATIVE
MASU
arrow image MASEN DESHITA

ใŸในใพใ™ tabemasu (to eat)
ใŸในใพใ›ใ‚“ใ€€ใงใ—ใŸ tabemasen deshita (didn’t eat)

 

ใฎใฟใพใ™ nomimasu (to drink)
ใฎใฟใพใ›ใ‚“ใ€€ใงใ—ใŸ nomimasen deshita (didn’t drink)

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

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