思う

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
Grade: 2

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Standard Japanese) Pitch Accent: [2]
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Verb[edit]

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

  1. to think, to deem
    田中先生クラスはとても面白かったと思います。
    わたしたなかせんせいのクラスはとても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]