Japanese Plug and Play Ghetto Grammar JPPGG #109
Verb (Base TE) + KARA – after verb’ing
After, After, and After - 3 ways to say, “after verb’ing” in Japanese
To say that you will do something after doing something else in Japanese, use the following grammar construction:
Take verbs and put them into base TE.
Verbs ending in su becomes shi-te shite
Verbs ending in ku becomes ku-ite
Verbs ending in gu becomes ide
HANASU (v. to speak) – HANASHITE
HON O YONDE KARA NERU TO OMOIMASU. I think I’ll sleep after reading a book.
TABETE KARA SHUKUDAI O SURU. – after I eat I’m going to do homework.
UNDO WO SHITE KARA SHAWA O SURU KOTO GA SUKI DESU. –
I like to take a shower after I exercise.
After verb – verb (base TA) + ATO DE –
SAKE O NONDA ATO DE NEMUKUNATTA –
I got sleepy after drinking some* sake.
After verb – verb ( base TA) + NOCHI NI
Nomu - (v. To drink) –
Nomu (base ta)
Bu, mu or nu
Nomu in base ta is NONDA
SAKE O NONDA NOCHI NI INU O SAMPO SHI NI ITTA –
(After I drank some sake I took the dog for a walk.)