Let's have a look at the same verbs with their preferred particles from Part 1.
At the moment, they are all in a specific type of verb form called Masu form.
I personally recommend that you learn verbs in this form first.
I am of course aware that some people argue that you should start with Dictionary form but as I mention in the video that there are two particular reasons why I recommend Masu form for complete beginners.
1. Because it is a practical choice. Masu form is the one that makes the register proper so it is always a safe choice.
2. Because it helps you distinguish whether your choice of verb belongs to Group 1 or Group 2 more clearly, compared to Dictionary form.
Once you become capable of distinguishing, you can then start conjugating from Masu form to Dictionary form or vice versa.
The key for conjugations is the final vowel sound before ます :)
With 食べます, the final vowel sound before ます is え, which means Group 2.
With 飲みます, the final vowel sound before ます is い, which means Group 1.
With 行きます, the final vowel sound before ます is い, which means Group 1.
With 遊びます, the final vowel sound before ます is い, which means Group 1.
To sum up, what is important thus far is that you start paying attention to the fact that there are 2 fundamentally different types of verbs called Transitive verbs and Intransitive verbs.
And, each of them falls into either of the 2 different types of groups called Group1 and Group 2.
(Please do not worry about the exceptions at this stage.)
Therefore, there are 4 kinds of verbs.
Transitive verbs that belong to Group 1 Intransitive verbs that belong to Group 1 Transitive verbs that belong to Group 2 Intransitive verbs that belong to Group 2
From now on, whenever you come across a new verb, please check which one it is.
Food for thought!
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