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Lesson 35: Negating past verbs

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In this lesson you will learn how to negate verbs in the past tense in Japanese. Again, this is very easy to do, we just replace ます by ません でした. でした is the past form of です.

EnglishJapanese
Didn't you buy a book?ほん を いません でした か?
hon wo kaimasen desita ka?
I didn't buy a book.ほん を いません でした。
hon wo kaimasen desita.
I didn't drink anything today.きょ なにも みません でした。
kyou nanimo nomimasen desita.

Just as with なに, we don't use the object particle after なに.

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