連用形

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
れん
Grade: 4
よう
Grade: 2
けい
Grade: 2
on'yomi

Noun[edit]

連用形 (hiragana れんようけい, romaji ren'yōkei)

  1. (grammar) An inflectional category; the conjunctive form. This is the base form after which various conjugational endings are added, such as (te) or ます (masu). See Appendix:Japanese verbs for more details.

Usage notes[edit]

As a term describing an inherently Japanese grammatical form, 連用形 is sometimes just transliterated. When rendered into English, the term has been translated different ways by different authors. Alternate glosses include:

Related terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • 1999, Karen Sandness, The Evolution of the Japanese Past and Perfective suffixes, Center for Japanese Studies, University of Michigan, ISBN 0-939-51292-0, page 3, 12, 42, others:
  • 1948, Harold Gould Henderson, Handbook of Japanese Grammar, Houghton Mifflin Co., page 12:
  • 1932, Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, Volume 6, University of London, School of Oriental and African Studies, page 643: