学ぶ

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  • まなぶ manabu

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  • Godan verb
    to study (in depth), to learn, to take lessons in

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    • 8 strokes

      study, learning, science

    Verb conjugation

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    Plain
    Present学ぶ - まなぶ (manabu) 
    Negative学ばない - まなばない (manabanai) 
    Past学んだ - まなんだ (mananda) 
    Past negative学ばなかった - まなばなかった (manabanakatta) 
    Te form学んで - まなんで (manande) 
    Tai form学びたい - まなびたい (manabitai) 
    Volitional学ぼう - まなぼう (manabou) 
    Imperative学べ - まなべ (manabe) 
    Passive学ばれる - まなばれる (manabareru) 
    Conditional学んだら - まなんだら (manandara) 
    Provisional conditional学べば - まなべば (manabeba) 
    Causative学ばせる - まなばせる (manabaseru) 
    Potential学べる - まなべる (manaberu) 
    Keigo (Polite)
    Present学びます - まなびます (manabimasu) 
    Negative学びません - まなびません (manabimasen) 
    Past学びました - まなびました (manabimashita) 
    Past negative学びませんでした - まなびませんでした (manabimasendeshita) 
    Te form学びまして - まなびまして (manabimashite) 
    Tai form学びたいです - まなびたいです (manabitaidesu) 
    Volitional学びましょう - まなびましょう (manabimashou) 
    Imperative学びませ - まなびませ (manabimase) 
    Passive学ばれます - まなばれます (manabaremasu) 

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    • Japanese sentence

      いくつになっても学ぶことはある。 

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      English translation

      One is never too old to learn.