Lesson difficulty: 2EXAMPLE TAKEN FROM "HELLO GOODBYE" @ 00.39
Thinking / too much / subj. / interj. / body / towards / not goodThinking too much just isn't good for your healthTo make this form, it's really simple!
Just take the ます form of any verb, take off the 「ます」 and add on the verb すぎる (to surpass, go over).
Don't worry about the verb from that すぎる is in up there, if you've not learnt it - all we need to know for now is how to join other verbs on to すぎる。 The only reason the verb ending is different is because we're talking about the act of
thinking too much, rather than saying that anyone is actually thinking too much. I'm not going over stuff that complicated in this lesson!
In this case, the verb used in conjunction is 考える ／考えます （かんがえる／かんがえます） - to think.
The polite non-past form of すぎる is すぎます.... So here's some simple examples using it. To add any verb, you just want to take the pre-ます part of any verb in its polite form. 「ニノ、ームをやりすぎますよ！」
"Nino, you play games too much!"
やる = "to do" - plain non-past form
やります = Polite non-past form
やりすぎます = "too much" non-past form.
ニノはゲームをやります －＞ ニノゲームをやりすぎます
Nino plays games ---> Nino plays games too much
.Of course the past form would use すぎた or すぎました
"Today, Leader ate too much, didn't he?"
With い adjectives, you take off the final い and add すぎる/すぎます。
"ALL OR NOTHING" @ 02.30
Yesterday / subj. / far / too much
Yesterday is too far away
とおい －＞ とおすぎる
Far ----> Too farFor な adjectives, you just don't use the な, and put on すぎる/すぎます instead.
Sho-chan / subj. / rap / obj. / talented / too much
"Sho-chan is too talented at rap!"
(Note: same as in English - when it's a good thing coupled with "too", like "you're too cool!" it's usually a compliment rather than a literal statement that the person is TOO cool and should be less cool :P)
LEARN MORE ABOUT すぎる HERE.
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