3 Replies ・ Started by Luks_18 at 2021-09-24 19:40:24 UTC ・ Last reply by Kimtaro Admin at 2021-09-26 06:51:11 UTC

Verb Stem + おこせ/かえせ ???

So I was testing my Japanese by translating some texts, I'm doing pretty fine, since I know most of the grammar rules and search a lot about the words I don't know.
BUT, this one grammar I simply can't fully understand nor find on the internet about, maybe It's a lot simpler than what I think, but I want to make sure I'm not missing something.

Which is a STEM verb + おこせ or かえせ

The phrases are:
- 骸骨のしたをほりかえせ!

What do the last words exactly mean? With the かえせ I suppose it would be something like "...dig and retrieve!", but with the おこせ one I have no idea what it is about 起こす.

Leebo at 2021-09-25 00:21:03 UTC

They're both listed in Jisho.

ほりかえす and ほりおこす are basically both ways to say "to dig up". Maybe the fact that they're in imperative form threw you off? I suppose it seems the search here on Jisho doesn't deal with imperatives of these compound verbs well.



Luks_18 at 2021-09-25 14:19:00 UTC

Oh I get it... I really didn't expect that it is specifically for the verb ほる

(Also, sorry for the couple posts, I guess I double-clicked to create the discussion and Jisho actually created two discussions about it.)

Kimtaro Admin at 2021-09-26 06:51:11 UTC

@Luks_18 No worries, I have removed the other discussion.

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