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Passive Form (Simple)

Passive Form (Simple)

The Japanese language has more than one version of Passive Form construction. The simple Passive Form is essentially identical to the Passive Form construction used in the English language in which the direct object or the indirect object of the Active Form of the sentence becomes instead the subject of the sentence, thereby making the sentence more “passive.”

Example(s):

私は「地上最強の男」と呼ばれる
Watashi wa “chijyou saikyou no otoko” to yobareru.
(I am called “the world’s strongest man.”)

この店はよく知られている
Kono mise wa yoku shirarete iru.
(This shop is well known.)

昨日先輩に褒められた
Kinou senpai ni homerareta.
(Yesterday, I was praised by my senior.)

ジョージ・ワシントンは彼女に頭がいいと言われた
George Washington wa kanojo ni atama ga ii to iwareta.
(George Washington was told by her that he’s smart.)

ルームメイトに洗濯を頼まれた
Roommate ni sentaku o tanomareta.
(I was asked by my roommate to do the laundry.)