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Kiki and Koko Survival Kit Thumbnail Quiz皆様, こんにちにゃあぁ!Welcome to Kiki+Koko: Let’s NihonGO!! Online. In a landscape of sequels, we’re here with not a remake or a reboot, but a continuation of a classic: 🔊[QUIZ] Verb Conjugation Practicesuch a turbulent tale, a veritable tumult of emotions. We laughed; we cried; it moved us. And, now, we’re continuing this blockbuster hit with another. But, the only forewarning of this is that: this isn’t a film. Oh, yes, this is real life. You’ll find yourself out in the middle of the forest of Japanese language, trying to communicate things you did do, you didn’t do, or you won’t do. Though there’s much more complex concepts you’ll want to express in future, for now, we’re helping you equip yourself with the tools you need to survive and thrive. There’s a difference in conjugation between will not and cannot, but these are baby steps! One foot in front of the other, sending that baby into the wilderness of Japanese language to hopefully be able to communicate and survive. Warning: Do not expect babies to properly complete this quiz, as reading is required. But, you’re no baby, you’re a Japanese language survivalist, gathering the sustenance you need to survive. And, this time, you’ll have to be on your toes. We’ll be there every step of the way to assist you, and you can even use this as a way to simply practise. Basically, this is closer to reality television with producers off screen ready to assist at any time—the producers being previous lessons you’ll be able to reference if you absolutely must.  We’re Kiki and Koko, and we’re your guides to Japanese language and culture, and it’s time to put your conjugation skills to the test!

Now, if you’ve already completed the previous quiz, you’ll know that the information we’re referencing is not only Blast from the Past, and Blast from the Past (pt2), but also some vocabulary we introduced to you previously. During this, you’ll be working with マス形, masukei, otherwise known as masu form ( which we have a proper explanation for linked in one of the below thumbnails). And, with this, you’ll need to know how to convert verbs into three different forms: 過去形, kakokei, Past Tense (Past Form); 否定形, hiteikei, Negative Form; and the Past Form of the Negative Form—each of these equally if not more important than the last! They’ll get you through listening to polite Japanese speech as well as using basic polite Japanese speech. Of course, there’s many more concepts you’ll want to be able to conjugate, and other forms you’ll want to use even in polite Japanese, but for now, it’s very important to keep a laser focus on the concepts at hand. And, even in focusing on this one task, you’re strengthening so many other skills! That’s the beauty of activities such as these, and if anything, hopefully just even looking at the romanisation reminds you how important it is to at least do your best to learn to read Japanese scripts like hiragana—of which we do our best to teach you exactly how to read and write, step-by-step, giving you plenty of time for practice and helpful hints all along the way.

However, perhaps you haven’t even had the opportunity to have a look at the previous lessons. In which case, either if you haven’t read the lesson or you just need a proper reminder on the content, you can give it a read and return at anytime! (But, you may want to take the first quiz before this one.)

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And, before you get to those, you may want to have a look at these:

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However, simply understanding verbs alone isn’t quite the whole of it. You’ll need a bit of an understanding of Japanese grammar in general. Maybe you’re not even quite sure how to make a sentence or why ‘particle’ in this case doesn’t have anything to do with a hadron collider. That’s why we’re offering a round trip to the past whilst we wait for you here in the present tense.

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Alright, now that you have a general understanding of what you need to know in order to get the most out of this session, and your future sessions, it’s time to put your skills to the test! (Or, simply have a good bit of practice.) No worries, we’ll explain exactly what you need to do in the following questions in order to complete the activity. So, without further ado: Let’s NihonGO!!



Conjugations.|活用.

Masu form |マス形

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Hello, there!Let’s NihonGO!! あなたならできますよ!You can do it! ファイト!

In the previous quiz’s section, it was generally a one-step process, not including the step-by-step of actual conjugation, but otherwise, it was purely and simply conjugation of verbs. However, this cuts out the translation and focuses purely on the task at hand: conjugating verbs. Sometimes you’re presented with verbs in ways that aren’t fit for the tasks for which you need them. So, we’ll present you in each question with a different conjugation. This may prove to be a bit of a ride that may stretch your skills. Though the idea in the previous ones is simply to identify the endings, this one takes it a step further. Hopefully, this serves as an interesting exercise in conjugation! We also have here with us the portable version of our computer robot friend, QUIZBO™ Mini, who will be here for your emotional support. Are you ready!? Let’s NihonGO!!


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Oh! But, remember, before we do properly begin, if you really want to test your translation skills of these verbs, be sure to have a go at these previous quizzes where there’s pronunciation links to the previous lessons. 


Let’s ease into this with a more straight-forward one:


マス形をお使いして、どっちらは この動詞の 過去形ですか?
Using ‘masu form’, which is the past tense of this verb?

置く。
oku.

ヒント:これは五段動詞かウ動詞です。
Hint:This is a godan or 「う」verb.

置きました 。(okimashita.)
正解!Correct! ちゃんと変化させました!!!You properly conjugated it
置きません。(okimasen)
惜しいなあ!Not quite!
置きませんでした。(okimasen deshita)
惜しいなあ!Not quite!
置きます。(okimasu)

マス形をお使いして、どっちらは この動詞の 過去形の否定形ですか?
Using ‘masu form’, which is the negative past tense form of this verb?

食べる。
taberu.

ヒント:これは一段動詞かル動詞です。
Hint: This is an ichidan or 「る」verb.

食べませんでした。(tabemasen deshita.)
正解!Correct! ちゃんと変化させました!!!You properly conjugated it
食べません。(tabemasen)
惜しいなあ!Not quite!
食べました。(tabemashita)
惜しいなあ!Not quite!
食べます。(tabemasu)
惜しいなあ!Not quite!

マス形をお使いして、どっちらは この動詞の 否定形ですか?
Using ‘masu form’, which is the negative form of this verb?

捨てる。
suteru.

ヒント:これは一段動詞かル動詞です。
Hint:This is a ichidan or 「る」verb.

捨てません 。(sutemasen)
正解!Correct! ちゃんと変化させました!!!You properly conjugated it
捨てませんでした。(sutemasen deshita)
惜しいなあ!Not quite!
捨てました。(sutemashita)
惜しいなあ!Not quite!
捨てます。(sutemasu)
惜しいなあ!Not quite!

Now that we’ve gotten a few warm-up questions out of the way, let’s truly begin! Now, this may be a bit different, but the point of this isn’t necessarily just random conjugation, it’s sort of a way of learning to correct yourself. Again, it may seem random, but it’s meant to stretch your mind and sort of programme more pathways and thought processes. This can help when you’re trying to suss out the root of a word to perhaps even look it up or find its meaning, or mainly help you to do a bit of course correction if you happen to stumble on a conjugation. It’s about broadening the way you conjugate and making it a faster process in your mind. But, if you do need to, you can always get out something write with in order to properly solve this linguistic puzzle.


マス形をお使いして、どっちらは この動詞の 過去形ですか?
Using ‘masu form’, which is the past tense of this verb?

答えませんでした。
kotaemasen deshita.

(ヒントは予想される答えの一覧の下にあります。)
(Hints are below the answers.)

答えました。(kotaemashita.)
正解!Correct! ちゃんと変化させました!!!You properly conjugated it
答えません。(kotaemasen)
惜しいなあ!Not quite!
答えませんでした。(kotaemasen deshita)
惜しいなあ!Not quite! By ‘past tense’ we mean ‘positive’ past tense rather than negative. Good go of it, though!
答えます。(kotaemasu)
惜しいなあ!Not quite!

ヒント:これは一段動詞かル動詞です。
Hint: This is an ichidan or 「る」verb.


マス形をお使いして、どっちらは この動詞の 非過去形ですか?
Using ‘masu form’, which is the non-past tense of this verb?

調べました。
shirabemashita.

(ヒントは予想される答えの一覧の下にあります。)
(Hints are below the answers.)

調べます。(shirabemasu.)
正解!Correct! ちゃんと変化させました!!!You properly conjugated it
調べません。(shirabemasen)
惜しいなあ!Not quite!
調べました。(shirabemashita.)
惜しいなあ!Not quite! It’s the same word listed, but not the non-past tense. Give it another go~!
調べませんでした。(shirabemasen deshita.)
惜しいなあ!Not quite!

ヒント:これは一段動詞かル動詞です。
Hint: This is an ichidan or 「る」verb.


マス形をお使いして、どっちらは この動詞の 「非過去形」ですか?
Using ‘masu form’, which is the nonpast tense of this verb?

調べました。
shirabemashita.

(ヒントは予想される答えの一覧の下にあります。)
(Hints are below the answers.)

調べます。(shirabemasu.)
正解!Correct! ちゃんと変化させました!!!You properly conjugated it
調べません。(shirabemasen)
惜しいなあ!Not quite!
調べました。(shirabemashita.)
惜しいなあ!Not quite! It’s the same word listed, but not the non-past tense. Give it another go~!
調べませんでした。(shirabemasen deshita.)
惜しいなあ!Not quite!

ヒント:これは一段動詞かル動詞です。
Hint: This is an ichidan or 「る」verb.


マス形をお使いして、どっちらは この動詞の 否定形ですか?
Using ‘masu form’, which is the negative form of this verb?

使う。
tsukau.

(ヒントは予想される答えの一覧の下にあります。)
(Hints are below the answers.)

使いません 。(tsukaimasen.)
正解!Correct! ちゃんと変化させました!!!You properly conjugated it
使いませんでした。(tsukaimasen deshita)
惜しいなあ!Not quite! We’re looking for the non-past tense negative form. Good try, though!
使いました。(tsukaimashita)
惜しいなあ!Not quite!
使います。(tsukaimasu)
惜しいなあ!Not quite!

ヒント:これは五段動詞かウ動詞です。
Hint:This is a godan or 「う」verb.


マス形をお使いして、どっちらは この動詞の 否定形の過去形ですか?
Using ‘masu form’, which is the negative past tense of this verb?

聞きます。
kikimasu.

(ヒントは予想される答えの一覧の下にあります。)
(Hints are below the answers.)

 聞きませんでした。(kikimasen deshita.)
正解!Correct! ちゃんと変化させました!!!You properly conjugated it
聞きません。(kikimasen)
惜しいなあ!Not quite!
聞きました。(kikimashita)
惜しいなあ!Not quite!
聞きます。(kikimasu.)
惜しいなあ!Not quite! That’s the original question’s verb. Let’s give it another go!

ヒント:これは五段動詞かウ動詞です。
Hint:This is a godan or 「う」verb.


 

Identification.|指摘.

Masu form |マス形

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Hello, there!Let’s NihonGO!! あなたならできますよ!You can do it! ファイト!

We hope you did well with the previous section, but either way, this section may be of help or another way to test your skills. Now, due to the nature of the conjugations, this will be a very short set of questions, but should be useful. Perhaps if conjugating them was a bit much, or you simply want to drill these a bit, then simply being able to identify the type of conjugation that’s occurring in each of these will be your cup of tea, or maybe coffee? Whichever beverage you fancy most, we’ll be there and wish you luck on this last quick section! Let’s NihonGO!!


この動詞の活用は 何を伝えますか?
What is the conjugation of this verb conveying?

書き取りました。
kakitorimashita.

過去形 (kakokei) | Past Tense
正解!Correct!
否定形(hiteikei)| Negative Form
惜しいなあ!Not quite!
非過去形(hikakokei)|Non-past Tense
惜しいなあ!Not quite!
過去形の否定形 (kakokei no hiteikei)|Past Negative Tense
惜しいなあ!Not quite!

この動詞の活用は 何を伝えますか?
What is the conjugation of this verb conveying?

消しませんでした。
keshimasen deshita.

  過去形の否定形 (kakokei no hiteikei)|Past Negative Tense
正解!Correct!
否定形(hiteikei)| Negative Form
惜しいなあ!Not quite!
非過去形(hikakokei)|Non-past Tense
惜しいなあ!Not quite!
過去形 (kakokei) | Past Tense
惜しいなあ!Not quite! 

この動詞の活用は 何を伝えますか?
What is the conjugation of this verb conveying?

持ってきます。
mottekimasu.

  非過去形(hikakokei)|Non-past Tense
正解!Correct!
否定形(hiteikei)| Negative Form
惜しいなあ!Not quite!
過去形の否定形 (kakokei no hiteikei)|Past Negative Tense
惜しいなあ!Not quite!
過去形 (kakokei) | Past Tense
惜しいなあ!Not quite! 


この動詞の活用は 何を伝えますか?
What is the conjugation of this verb conveying?

持ってきます。
mottekimasu.

  非過去形(hikakokei)|Non-past Tense
正解!Correct!
否定形(hiteikei)| Negative Form
惜しいなあ!Not quite!
過去形の否定形 (kakokei no hiteikei)|Past Negative Tense
惜しいなあ!Not quite!
過去形 (kakokei) | Past Tense
惜しいなあ!Not quite! 


この動詞の活用は 何を伝えますか?
What is the conjugation of this verb conveying?

遅れません。
okuremasen.

否定形(hiteikei)| Negative Form
正解!Correct!
非過去形(hikakokei)|Non-past Tense
惜しいなあ!Not quite!
過去形の否定形 (kakokei no hiteikei)|Past Negative Tense
惜しいなあ!Not quite!
過去形 (kakokei) | Past Tense
惜しいなあ!Not quite! 


Wowee, that was quite a few questions to journey through! Did you successfully test your skills? Did you suss out any issues you may have had with a certain form? Whether you saw a lot of red or a lot of green, hopefully this served and will continue to serve as a useful training ground for your conjugation practice. It’s not whether you get it perfectly correct on the first try; rather, it’s about expanding your way of problem solving and language. Language can be an artistic venture, but in the first stages, it’s very much a puzzle to be solved. And, with time and effort, your mind will get faster and faster at solving said puzzle. So, be sure to refresh and retry our quizzes in order to give yourself the best shot at reaching your Japanese language learning goals!

That’s all for now! But, no worries, friends, there are more conjugations to learn, and much more practice to be had! And, simply because the activity is over doesn’t mean it has to be the end. Out of all of these questions, there’s more than meets the eye. If you’d like to get the most out of this, you can always go back through the answers and try to translate the options based on their conjugation! Or, you can try to make sentences with them along with the other vocabulary we’ve taught you. There’s no end to the amount of learning you can achieve. Just be sure to give yourself the time you need and make it a fun or relaxing experience. All of this is meant to expand your mind and broaden your horizons! That’s certainly an exciting prospect, so be sure to treat it with a positive attitude. Learning new things is a fun experience and leads to an entirely new world! With each new character and each new word, you’re clearing off a bit of the obscurity from an entire language and allowing yourself to enter a dimension that would have seemed indecipherable before. So, keep on celebrating your accomplishments and look forward to all that you’ll learn!

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