変える

JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term

Grade: 4
kun’yomi

EtymologyEdit

Cognate with ()える (kaeru), ()える (kaeru) and ()える (kaeru).

PronunciationEdit

  • Tokyo pitch accent of conjugated forms of "変える"
Source: Online Japanese Accent Dictionary
Stem forms
Terminal (終止形)
Attributive (連体形)
変える える [kàérú]
Imperative (命令形) 変えろ えろ [kàéró]
Key constructions
Passive 変えられる えられる [kàérárérú]
Causative 変えさせる えさせる [kàésásérú]
Potential 変えられる えられる [kàérárérú]
Volitional 変えよう えよ [kàéyóꜜò]
Negative 変えない えない [kàénáí]
Negative perfective 変えなかった えなかった [kàénáꜜkàttà]
Formal 変えます えま [kàémáꜜsù]
Perfective 変えた えた [kàétá]
Conjunctive 変えて えて [kàété]
Hypothetical conditional 変えれば えれ [kàéréꜜbà]

VerbEdit

()える (kaerutransitive ichidan (stem () (kae), past ()えた (kaeta), kyūjitai 變える, historical kana かへる)

Japanese verb pair
active 変える
mediopassive 変わる
  1. to change, to make different
    ()事件(じけん)すっかり(かれ)性格(せいかく)()えた
    sono jiken ga sukkari kare no seikaku o kaeta
    That incident completely changed his personality
  2. to move or shift to a different time or place
    場所(ばしょ)()える
    basho o kaeru
    move somewhere else

ConjugationEdit

Related termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • 2002, Ineko Kondō; Fumi Takano; Mary E Althaus; et. al., Shogakukan Progressive Japanese-English Dictionary, Third Edition, Tokyo: Shōgakukan, →ISBN.
  1. ^ 1974, 新明解国語辞典 (Shin Meikai Kokugo Jiten), Second Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō
  2. ^ 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, →ISBN