So I'm studying the -te form of the japanese verbs. But.. how can I distinguish the -ru godan verbs from the -re ichidan verbs?
I'm a bilingual in Japanese and English.
Please give me a few examples. I'll be happy to help.
I'm not bilingual, and nor Japanese nor English is my mother tongue.
Tsukaru is a ~ru verb and is not probable that a beginner knows about it. Maybe you meant "tsukau", which is a ~u verb.
Sometimes you must remember what type the verb is. Not always you will be able to tell from the dictionary form. You can use edict. It has a code (v1, v5r, v5m...) which tells what type the verb is. Edict has a lot of useful information about grammar. You can check the meaning of those codes here. http://rut.org/cgi-bin/j-e/edict
I'll write in romanji since I still have no japanese keyboard on PC.
Okiru (-ru verb) > Okite (-te form)
But, for example:
Tsukaru it's a -u verbs, but it ends with -ru, so I should add -tte. Tsukatte.
My question is: how can I distinguish when a verb is -ru group or - u group when they have the same ending?