Jun 11, 2008

SUGIRU - Japanese Grammar for "Too Much"

In Excess – too much
When enough, is ENOUGH!
Verb (base II) + sugiru

Do you overeat? Are there things which you indulge upon which others consider to be excessive. Gambling, money, sex, watching too much T.V.?

To say that you verb too much in Japanese, use the following construct:

Verb (base II) + SUGIRU

Any verb put into Base II can be added unto, with sugiru.

Yaru in base II + sugiru (sugi)
yarisugi da ne – you over do it man!

Adjectives can also use sugiru:

oso^sugi – becomes – “its too late”,
hayasugi (too early),
nagasugi ( too long),
okiisugi (too big).

 ~tai of base II forming "to want to" endings becomes

Verb(Base II) + tasugi- even tai which is a form of the verb tagaru acts as adjectivial end meaning to desire the verb excessively

suru in base II + tagaru
shitagaru - to want to do it

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