The story so far:
The ます form, including the associated nonpast negative, past affirmative and past negative forms
(Why nonpast? Because it is both present and future)
The て form (which means learning the dreaded て form song which I am, sadly, still singing)
The ない form
The dictionary form
And now, this week, presenting: The た form.
You gotta love verbs, right?
Fortunately, the た form appears to be easy.
(WARNING: The above most likely ill-informed comment is based on an extremely cursory glance over the material.)
In fact, when I say “cursory” I may be exaggerating, since all I really did was look at one sentence, but it was a very informative sentence: “The た-form is made by changing て and で of the て-form into た and だ respectively.”
Now, this is good, because it means that all the time I spent working on the て form saves me time here.
Now, this is bad because it means I have to keep on singing that &%$# て form song!
I haven’t actually learned what the た form is used for just yet, but I’ll get there shortly.
I generally do my Japanese lesson (meet with my Cafetalk tutor) on Monday or Tuesday mornings, but, next week it will be on Thursday morning. That means I get a couple of extra days to learn the material, and that gives me two options:
- Goof off for two days and have the usual amount of time to study
- Use the extra time to review some things from previous chapters as well as learning the new material
I guess we know which one I’ll choose.