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Grammar detail: verb negative form

verb negative form
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To create the negative plain form, replace the る of an ichidan verb with ない, and the う sound of a godan verb with あない.
Ichidanたべるたべない
Godanよむよまない
To create the polite negative form, replace ます with ません for any verb.
Ichidanたべますたべません
Godanよみますよみません
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Words used in this grammar

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Most common form: 食べる
ichidan verb, transitive verb
1. to eat
2. to live on (e.g. a salary); to live off; to subsist on
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Most common form: 読む
'mu' godan verb, transitive verb
1. to read
2. to count  (see also: さばを読む; now mostly used in idioms)
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