思う

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
おも(う)
Grade: 2
kun'yomi

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

思う (intransitive, godan conjugation, hiragana おもう, romaji omou)

  1. to think, to deem
     (わたし)田中先生 (たなかせんせい)のクラスはとても面白 (おもしろ)かったと (おも)います
    Watashi wa Tanaka-sensei no kurasu wa totemo omoshirokatta to omoimasu.
    I think that Tanaka-sensei's classes were very interesting.

Usage notes[edit]

  • A pattern with which this verb is often used with is:
    (は + ) [sentence] + (と + 思う /思っている).
  • When ending in 思う, the pattern expresses opinions which the speaker holds at the time of speaking.
  • When ending in 思っている, the pattern expresses opinions which the speaker has had since sometime in the past.

Conjugation[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, ISBN 978-4-14-011112-3