答える (kotaeru) conjugation

Conjugate 答える (kotaeru) - answer a question

Attention: in Japanese, conjugation is the same for all persons. Therefore, while we only provide the 'watashi/ore' ('I') form, it is absolutely the same for the other person forms.

Present informal tense

Japanese FormEnglish TranslationEx.
私/俺
答える I answer a question
わたし/おれ
こたへる I answer a question
watashi/ore
kotaeru I answer a question

Present informal negative tense

Japanese FormEnglish TranslationEx.
私/俺
答えない I don't answer a question
わたし/おれ
こたえない I don't answer a question
watashi/ore
kotaenai I don't answer a question

Present formal tense

Japanese FormEnglish TranslationEx.
私/俺
答えます I answer a question
わたし/おれ
こたえます I answer a question
watashi/ore
kotaemasu I answer a question

Present formal negative tense

Japanese FormEnglish TranslationEx.
私/俺
答えません I do not answer a question
わたし/おれ
こたえません I do not answer a question
watashi/ore
kotaemasen I do not answer a question

Past informal tense

Japanese FormEnglish TranslationEx.
私/俺
答えた I answered a question
わたし/おれ
こたえた I answered a question
watashi/ore
kotaeta I answered a question

Past informal negative tense

Japanese FormEnglish TranslationEx.
私/俺
答えなかった I didn't answer a question
わたし/おれ
こたえなかった I didn't answer a question
watashi/ore
kotaenakatta I didn't answer a question

Past formal tense

Japanese FormEnglish TranslationEx.
私/俺
答えました I answer a question
わたし/おれ
こたえました I answer a question
watashi/ore
kotaemashita I answer a question

Past formal negative tense

Japanese FormEnglish TranslationEx.
私/俺
答えませんでした I did not answer a question
わたし/おれ
こたえませんでした I did not answer a question
watashi/ore
kotaemasen deshita I did not answer a question

Hypothetical tense

Japanese FormEnglish TranslationEx.
私/俺
答えれ I if answered a question
わたし/おれ
こたえれ I if answered a question
watashi/ore
kotaere I if answered a question

Imperative informal mood

Japanese FormEnglish TranslationEx.
私/俺
答えよ answer a question
わたし/おれ
こたえよ answer a question
watashi/ore
kotaeyo answer a question

Imperative negative mood

Japanese FormEnglish TranslationEx.
私/俺
答えるな don't answer a question
わたし/おれ
こたへるな don't answer a question
watashi/ore
kotaeru na don't answer a question

Imperative formal mood

Japanese FormEnglish TranslationEx.
私/俺
答えてください please answer a question
わたし/おれ
こたえてください please answer a question
watashi/ore
kotaete kudasai please answer a question

Imperative formal negative mood

Japanese FormEnglish TranslationEx.
私/俺
答えないでください please do not answer a question
わたし/おれ
こたえないでください please do not answer a question
watashi/ore
kotaenai dekudasai please do not answer a question

Te form - conjunctive stem

Japanese FormEnglish TranslationEx.
私/俺
答えて answer a question
わたし/おれ
こたえて answer a question
watashi/ore
kotaete answer a question

Passive stem

Japanese FormEnglish TranslationEx.
私/俺
答えられる answered a question
わたし/おれ
こたえられる answered a question
watashi/ore
kotaerareru answered a question

Hypothetical conditional stem

Japanese FormEnglish TranslationEx.
私/俺
答えれば answered a question
わたし/おれ
こたえれば answered a question
watashi/ore
kotaereba answered a question

Volitional stem

Japanese FormEnglish TranslationEx.
私/俺
答えよう will answer a question
わたし/おれ
こたえよう will answer a question
watashi/ore
kotaeyō will answer a question

Potential stem

Japanese FormEnglish TranslationEx.
私/俺
答えられる answered a question
わたし/おれ
こたえられる answered a question
watashi/ore
kotaerareru answered a question

Continuative stem

Japanese FormEnglish TranslationEx.
私/俺
答え answering a question
わたし/おれ
こたえ answering a question
watashi/ore
kotae answering a question

Causative stem

Japanese FormEnglish TranslationEx.
私/俺
答えさせる allow to answer a question
わたし/おれ
こたえさせる allow to answer a question
watashi/ore
kotaesaseru allow to answer a question

Imperfective stem

Japanese FormEnglish TranslationEx.
私/俺
答え answer a question
わたし/おれ
こたえ answer a question
watashi/ore
kotae answer a question

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Usage information for 答える

This verb follows the ichidan conjugation pattern. This verb can also mean the following: say in reply to a question, say

Examples of 答える

Example in JapaneseTranslation in EnglishFm.
一つ 答える

hitotsu  kotae ru

Now,
聞きたいことには 全て 答える

kiki taikotoniha subete kotae ru

Ask all the questions you want.
Meet me on the 4:00 p m boat 午後4時0分のボートの上で私に会いなさい and l'll answer what l can 私 答える 答えられること lf you reveal us even if lfあなた 私達を 明らかにする even if it's unintentional それ 意図的でない

Meet me on the 4:00 p m boat gogo 4toki 0fun no bo-to no uede watashi ni ai nasai and l'll answer what l can watashi kotae ru kotae rarerukoto lf you reveal us even if lfanata watashitachi wo akiraka nisuru even if it's unintentional sore itoteki denai

Meet me on the 4:00 p.m . boat and I'll answer what I can.
あなた達の質問には 答えない

anata tooru no shitsumon niha  kotae nai

No!
家族のメールにも 答えない

kazoku no me-ru nimo kotae nai

He's ignoring my mom's e-mails. He's ignoring my e-mails. - What do I do?
組合の代表と一緒じゃなきゃ もう質問には 答えない

kumiai no daihyou to issho janakya mou shitsumon niha  kotae nai

And I don't think you're a donkey. I won't answer any more questions without my union rep.
"神は常に我々の祈りに 答えます ジュディ

"kami ha tsuneni wareware no inori ni kotae masu  judi

"God always answers our prayers, Judy.
答えた! 分かるか?

kotae ta ! waka ruka ?

Lord Okkoto!
あの女が標的だ 6時間でやっと 答えた

ano onna ga hyouteki da 6jikan deyatto kotae ta

She was the target. Six hours he was questioned.
6時間でやっと 答えた

6jikan deyatto kotae ta

Six hours he was questioned.
先生は生徒に気づいてにっこりと(あいさつ)答えた

sensei ha seito ni kizu itenikkorito (aisatsu )kotae ta.

The teacher acknowledged the pupil with a smile.
- いや 違う 答えよ

- iya  chigau  kotae yo

- No, no. it's an answer.
答えよ! - 私が答えよ

kotae yo ! - watashi ga kotae you

- I'll tell you what happened.
- 何があった? 答えよ! - 私が答えよ

- nani gaatta ? kotae yo ! - watashi ga kotae you

I think I saw him slip away when they first collared us.
これが、答えよ

korega、kotae yo

This is my choice.
答えて わかったの?

kotae te wakattano ?

You understand me?
答えて あなたの好きな色は?

kotae te  anatano suki na shoku ha ?

Quick. What's your favorite color?
答えて

kotae te !

Understood? Say it!
- どうでも良いだろ - 答えて

- doudemo yoi daro - kotae te

You don't think he's alive, do you?
アパレル会社の取締役だって 答えられる

apareru kaisha no torishimariyaku datte kotae rareru

He's gonna say, "Oh, she's the managing director of Apt Apparel."
答えられる

kotae rareru ?

Can you answer that?
今は 答えられる 状態じゃない

ima ha kotae rareru joutai janai

She's in no fit state to answer these questions.
イエスかノーで 答えよう

iesu ka no- de kotae you

What else do I taste in there?
答えよう

kotae you

- Well... - Don't answer him.
フリーモントについて もう少し聞きたいんだ それじゃあ 答えよう フリーモント? ジェイの殺人のことじゃないの?

furi-monto nitsuite mou sukoshi kiki tainda sorejaa  kotae you furi-monto ? jiei no satsujin nokotojanaino ?

But I will have someone fetch her for you.
それじゃあ 答えよう

sorejaa  kotae you

Then I've got some answers.
私達が 問い掛けに対する 答え です

watashitachi ga toi kake ni taisuru kotae desu

We are the answer to the question.
兄は常に"答え"を 探し続けてる

ani ha tsuneni "kotae "wo sagashi tsuzuke teru

He was always searching for "the answer."
答え

kotae ?

The answer?
兄は常に“答え”を 探し続けてる

ani ha tsuneni “kotae ”wo sagashi tsuzuke teru

From that day, things were never the same again.
- 答え

- kotae ?

- The answers?

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