3 Replies ・ Started by lems111 at 2021-12-25 06:22:09 UTC ・ Last reply by lems111 at 2021-12-26 01:51:22 UTC This is a discussion about 学び Why is び being used here? I tried looking it up in the dictionary of basic Japanese and couldn’t find any information there. Leebo at 2021-12-25 12:42:11 UTC It's the stem of the verb 学ぶ. Many nouns are formed from the stems of verbs. Some common ones you might/probably already know include はなし (story) from はなす (to talk) かち (victory) from かつ (to win) つづき (continuation) from つづく (to continue) Leebo at 2021-12-25 12:44:50 UTC I clicked post before I was done typing... The reason it's called the stem, or ます stem, is because it's what you can use to make form of verbs that ます attaches to. はなします かちます つづきます まなびます lems111 at 2021-12-26 01:51:22 UTC Thanks for the info. Merry Christmas 🙏🏼 Log in to reply.