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Lesson 209: Converting -すぎる to a noun with -すぎ

If we have a verb to X, we can say to X too much by attaching ぎる to the end of the verb stem of X. For example, ぎる means to drink too much.

If we want to turn a verb ending in ぎる into a noun, we can simply change it into the stem form by removing the from the end. For example, means drinking too much.

Drinking too much alcohol is bad for your body. アルコオルのみすぎはからだによくない。
arukooru no nomisugi ha karada ni yoku nai.
He strained (his) eyes by reading too much. かれどくしょのしすぎでいためた。
kare ha dokusyo no sisugi de me wo itameta.

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