#23 What does 書く mean?

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So today's kanji is 書

How to write it↓

Yes, it looks complex, but see it
carefully and write it many times,
so that you'll remember it.

Reads: ka-ku(書-く)
Means: to write


1. Have you written a letter to Tom yet?
/mou tomu e no tegami wa ka-ita no/

This sentence may makes you confused
if you have already studied some
grammars, but don't worry. I'll explain


To begin with, we say it like "mō"

This means "already" and "yet"

For example,
"Have you seen it yet?"
/mou sore mi-ta?/

→もう means "yet"

→それ(sore) means "it"

→見た(みた, mi-ta) is a past form of
見る(みる, mi-ru)

If you want to know about the past form,
check here:


As you see, this means Tom.

It comes from English, so we write it with

👉トムへの(tomu e no)

Yes, へ is usually read "he", but in the case
of writing letters, it reads "e".

Oh how confusing!

But don't worry, へ is not used as "e" so

When you write "To Tom" on the letter, you
write "トムへ" (tomu e), just that.

の makes the words adjective.
So, トムへの手紙 means "to-Tom letter"

I wonder you say such a phrase, sorry XD

👉手紙(てがみ, tegami)

This means "a letter"

👉書いた(かいた, ka-ita)

This is a past form of 書く

Basically, when you make past forms,
you put た at the end of the verbs.

But the verbs, itself, change too.

The rule of change is very difficult.

So I think it best to remember all the
kinds of past forms.

There are not so much kinds, as you

Examples of past forms.

見る(みる, mi-ru)...to see
→見た(みた, mi-ta)...saw

作る(つくる, tsuku-ru)...to make
→作った(つくった, tsuku-tta)

書く(かく, ka-ku)...to write
→書いた(かいた, ka-ita)... wrote

する(suru)...to do

This is very special.
But see?
It has た at the end too.

読む(よむ, yo-mu)...to read
→読んだ(よんだ, yo-mda)...read

How to write 読↓

Get used to the past form so that you'll
be able to make it naturally.


If you put this interrogative sentences,
it sounds softer.

So that's all today.

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