N5 Lesson 4: 13/15
Verb -[て] Verb - (Te Form)

Verb -[て]

Verb - (Te Form)

⚠ For future reference: You may encounter Verb [て] + て-form (来てて). This is the て-form of ている form - 来ていて with い omitted.

Structure Legend
Structure
Examples:
[る1]Verb → 見 +

[る5]Verb → 座 + って
[う]Verb → 歌 + って
[つ]Verb → 打 + って

[く]Verb → 歩 + いて
[ぐ]Verb → 泳 + いで

[ぬ]Verb → 死 + んで
[ぶ]Verb → 飛 + んで
[む]Verb → 休 + んで

[す]Verb → 話 + して

Exceptions:
行く → 行って
するして
くるきて
問う → 問うて
請う → 請うて
[Similar to Verb[た]]

[Notice that the lines in Summary that change to ~で also have one verb ending that uses " (ぶ and ぐ). You can associate these verb endings with the change of て to で when conjugating]

[Summary Source]

V(る¹) = ru verb / 一段動詞 (ichidan) verb (見る)

V(る⁵) = u verb / 五段動詞 (godan) verb with ru ending (座る)

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Marugoto Elementary 1 (A2) Rikai : Page 56, 65
[DBJG] A Dictionary of Basic Japanese Grammar : Page 464