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持つ, もつ

  • motsu


Godan verb with `tsu' ending

  • to hold
  • to carry


  • to possess

Examples of 持つ,もつ in a Sentence

I'm a holder of ABC Travel Insurance.
Shall I carry your coat?
He was an amiable fellow, but had a certain reserve that he would not let you casually trespass upon.
I'd like to turn some photos of mine into a calendar, how should I go about it?
Not a few people have two cars.
How many books does he have?
Pick up your things and go away.
He had no clothes other than what he was wearing.
Like his father, he has many books.
They are very interested in astronomy.

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持つ,もつ Conjugations

Plain Polite 持ちますもちます
Negative 持たないもたない
Negative Polite 持ちませんもちません
Past 持ったもった
Past Polite 持ちましたもちました
Past Negative 持たなかったもたなかった
Past Negative Polite 持ちませんでしたもちませんでした
Te Form 持ってもって
Progressive 持っているもっている
Progressive Polite 持っていますもっています
Progressive Negative 持ってないもってない
Progressive Negative Polite 持っていませんもっていません
Passive 持たれるもたれる
Passive Te Form 持たれてもたれて
Imperative 持ちなさいもちなさい
Imperative Polite 持ってくださいもってください
Imperative Polite Negative 持たないでくださいもたないでください
Optative 持ちたいもちたい
Optative Negative 持ちたくなかったもちたくなかった
Optative Negative Polite (1st Form) 持ちたくないですもちたくないです
Optative Negative Polite (2nd Form) 持ちたくありませんもちたくありません
Optative Past 持ちたかったもちたかった
Optative Past Negative Polite (1st Form) 持ちたくなかったですもちたくなかったです
Optative Past Negative Polite (2nd Form) 持ちたくありませんでしたもちたくありませんでした
Optative Te Form 持ちたくてもちたくて
Optative Conditional 持ちたければもちたければ
Gerund 持ちながらもちながら
Factitive 持たせるもたせる
Factitive Shortened 持たすもたす
Potential 持てるもてる
Potential Polite 持てますもてます
Conditional (Ba Form) 持てばもてば
Conditional (Tara Form) 持ったらもったら
Volitional 持とうもとう
Volitional Polite 持ちましょうもちましょう
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