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Sit, sit down in Japanese πŸ‡―πŸ‡΅

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sit, sit down すわる
How to say “sit, sit down” in Japanese? “すわる”. Here you will learn how to pronounce “すわる” correctly and in the comments below you will be able to get all sorts of advice on sit, sit down in Japanese like tips & tricks to remember it, questions, explanations and more.

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Tips to Remember the Japanese Word:

Imagine someone sitting on a "suwar" cushion. The cushion is shaped like the letter "U" which might help you remember "suwa" in "すわる" (suwaru).


"すわる" (suwaru) is a verb that means "to sit" or "to sit down." It is used to describe the action of taking a seat or positioning oneself in a sitting posture.

Other Words That Mean the Same Thing:

– εΊ§γ‚‹οΌˆγ™γ‚γ‚‹οΌ‰(suwaru) – Sit
– θ…°ζŽ›γ‘γ‚‹οΌˆγ“γ—γ‹γ‘γ‚‹οΌ‰(koshikakeru) – To sit (used more formally or for sitting on something like a bench or chair)


1. Present/Future tense:
– Informal: εΊ§γ‚‹ (suwaru)
– Formal: εΊ§γ‚ŠγΎγ™ (suwarimasu)

2. Past tense:
– Informal: 座った (suwatta)
– Formal: εΊ§γ‚ŠγΎγ—γŸ (suwarimaa)

3. Negative form:
– Informal: 座らγͺい (suwaranai)
– Formal: εΊ§γ‚ŠγΎγ›γ‚“ (suwarimasen)

4. Negative past tense:
– Informal: 座らγͺγ‹γ£γŸ (suwaranakatta)
– Formal: εΊ§γ‚ŠγΎγ›γ‚“γ§γ—γŸ (suwarimasen dea)

Examples of Sentences:

1. Informal Present/Future:
– ここに座る。 (Koko ni suwaru.)
– I sit here. / I will sit here.

2. Formal Present/Future:
– γ“γ“γ«εΊ§γ‚ŠγΎγ™γ€‚ (Koko ni suwarimasu.)
– I sit here. / I will sit here.

3. Informal Past:
– 昨ζ—₯γ€γ“γ“γ«εΊ§γ£γŸγ€‚ (Kinō, koko ni suatta.)
– I sat here yesterday.

4. Formal Past:
– 昨ζ—₯γ€γ“γ“γ«εΊ§γ‚ŠγΎγ—γŸγ€‚ (Kinō, koko ni suwarimaa.)
– I sat here yesterday.

5. Informal Negative:
– ここに座らγͺい。 (Koko ni suwaranai.)
– I will not sit here. / I do not sit here.

6. Formal Negative:
– γ“γ“γ«εΊ§γ‚ŠγΎγ›γ‚“γ€‚ (Koko ni suwarimasen.)
– I will not sit here. / I do not sit here.

7. Informal Negative Past:
– 昨ζ—₯、ここに座らγͺγ‹γ£γŸγ€‚ (Kinō, koko ni suwaranakatta.)
– I did not sit here yesterday.

8. Formal Negative Past:
– 昨ζ—₯γ€γ“γ“γ«εΊ§γ‚ŠγΎγ›γ‚“γ§γ—γŸγ€‚ (Kinō, koko ni suwarimasen dea.)
– I did not sit here yesterday.

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