Japanese Dictionary

Reading and JLPT level
変える JLPT 4
Kana Reading
かえる
Romaji
kaeru
Word Senses
  • Parts of speech
    Ichidan verb, transitive verb
    Meaning
    to change; to alter; to vary; to convert; to revise; to amend; to transform
    Example sentence
    動詞は述語動詞ことです。述語動詞は、主語表すによって変えます 'Verb' refers to the predicate verb. Predicate verbs change their form depending on the subject and the time expressed.

Examples of 変える, かえる in a sentence


Verb Conjugations

Non-Past

Plain
変える
Plain Polite
変えます
Negative
変えない
Negative Polite
変えません

Past

Plain
変えた
Plain Polite
変えました
Negative
変えなかった
Negative Polite
変えませんでした

Te

Plain
変えて
Plain Polite
変えまして
Negative
--
Negative Polite
--

Passive

Plain
変えられる
Plain Polite
変えられます
Negative
変えられない
Negative Polite
変えられません

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Kanji in this word

JLPT 3

9 strokes

unusual, change, strange

On'Yomi: ヘン

Kun'Yomi: か.わる, か.わり, か.える

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