to go - Iku - 行く

Iku 行く is a Japanese verb that means “to go” in English Language. This crucial verb belongs in the first group (Godan verbs) and as any other Japanese verb, it has many conjugations. Learners have to practice the correct verb conjugation many times in order to use it correctly.

Here is a chart below with the correct conjugation of the verb Iku (to go) 行く

Conjugation of Japanese verb Iku - to go 行く
Form Kanji Romaji
Informal Present 行く iku
Formal Present
(~ masu Form)
行きます ikimasu
Informal Past 
(~ ta Form)
行った itta
Formal Past  行きました ikimashita
Informal Negative
(~ nai Form)
行かない ikanai
Formal Negative 行きません ikimasen
Informal Past Negative 行かなかった ikanakatta
Formal Past Negative 行きませんでした ikimasen deshita
~ te Form 行って itte
Conditional 行けば ikeba
Volitional 行こう ikou
Passive 行かれる ikareru
Causative 行かせる ikaseru
Potential 行ける ikeru
Imperative (Command) 行け ike

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