Today, I ventured into the complex world of けいご. I’ve only a little peek and I’m already sweating. I might have just touched the surface with this lesson, but I can tell that this is going to take some time to internalise.
Today I learnt a few honorific forms of verbs like
A few words in けいご need special care.
According to Tae Kim, humble form of speech is used when talking about actions performed by oneself while honorific form is used when talking about another person.
A verb can be made ‘humble’ by
お＋V (minus ます）＋する
ご＋N (minus する）＋する
A verb can be made ‘honorific’ by
お＋V (minus ます）＋になります
ご＋N (minus する）＋になります
To be on the safe side and not get confused in the future, I made a not of the conjugations of the three verbs I’ve heard most often.