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！ -坂をほりおこせ！ 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. https://jisho.org/word/%E6%8E%98%E3%82%8A%E8%BF%94%E3%81%99 https://jisho.org/search/%E3%81%BB%E3%82%8A%E3%81%8A%E3%81%93%E3%81%99 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 Thanks! (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. Log in to reply.