Ep 7: A detailed look at the Japanese verb “shiru” [知る] (to know)

By | November 20, 2016

In this podcast I give a detailed explanation of the verb 知る (“shiru”) which means “To know” in Japanese.

I talk about some of the main verb conjugations, and then give some examples which can be used in daily conversation (ex: 知るわけない, “shiru wake nai”)


Dictionary form: 知る (shiru)

Negative form: 知らない (shiranai)

Masu form: 知ります (shirimasu)

Te-form: 知って (shitte)

Past (ta) form: 知った (shitta)

Potential form: 知れる (shireru)

Volitional form: 知ろう (shirou)

“maybe ~”:   〜かもしれない(~ka mo shirenai)  [also written as かも知れない]


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3 thoughts on “Ep 7: A detailed look at the Japanese verb “shiru” [知る] (to know)

  1. martin

    would be superb to have concise lecture notes, hiragana and kanji would suffice, english commentary can be safely typed down from hearing. 🙂


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