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How come I can't find "itta" in the dictionary?

onanokoneko
Asked 6 years ago

I've tried "itta" , "行った" , and "いった"

I believe it means to have went.

Thanks ^_^

I also can't find "iwanai" - "言わない" which means to not say, so I think "itta" would mean to have said maybe then because I think I am trying to find the tenses of the verb "iu" - to say. I found "itte" but the only definition has nothing to do with saying, but I think it should mean to say or something to that nature. Are there simply not verb tenses in the dictionary?

onanokoneko
Commented 6 years ago

Know someone who might be able to answer this question?

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The dictionary can usually find the stem, which in this case is 行く, there's a list of conjugations on the dictionary entry where 行った should be listed as well.

FalconKrunch
Answered 6 years ago

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Yes, Falcon-san is right. 

The dictionary form of 行った (I/he/she etc. went) is 行く(いく).  You need to know the dictionary form of the verbs.  Also, 言う(いう) is the dicitionay form of 言った.  They are tricky because their "casual past tense form" is same: いった.  But the cojugation is different. Please take a look at our dictionary for their conjugations.  Here's the link.

行く (いく)

言う (いう)

 

To learn conjugation of verbs, you may want to check our lesson "Dictionary Form, Part Deux," too.

Masako
Answered 6 years ago