to meet - Au - 会う

In the Japanese sentence 駅で友達に会った means “I met my mate at the bus station”; the principal verb in this sentence is Au 会う (to meet). Au 会う as an essential verb in the Japanese language, belongs to Godan verbs group. Even though there are plenty of combinations and rules to conjugate a verb in the Japanese language, this verb is very easy to remember and conjugate.

Here is the chart below about the verb Au 会う in all its specific conjugations:

Conjugation of Japanese verb Au - to meet 会う
Form Kanji Romaji
Informal Present 会う au
Formal Present
(~ masu Form)
会います aimasu
Informal Past 
(~ ta Form)
会った atta
Formal Past  会いました aimashita
Informal Negative
(~ nai Form)
会わない awanai
Formal Negative 会いません aimasen
Informal Past Negative 会わなかった awanakatta
Formal Past Negative 会いませんでした aimasen deshita
~ te Form 会って atte
Conditional 会えば aeba
Volitional 会おう aou
Passive 会われる awareru
Causative 会わせる awaseru
Potential 会える aeru
Imperative (Command) 会え ae



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