Who’s the Cause?

When you're tired, you may want somebody else to do your work. That is, you may want to "make" somebody to work for you! Then you need to master this lesson first. (Although unfortunately it's impossible to make somebody study for you.)

Lesson Objectives

  • Learn how to make somebody do something using the Japanese causative form.
  • Learn how to make the causative form of verbs in the present tense, past tense, present negative, and past negative.
  • Improve your vocabulary and practice reading and making sentences in the causative form.

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