"Let's memorize the meaning of the word."
June 30, 2017
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can someone explain why we use 覚えましょう instead of 覚えてましょう ?
I thought the て means the act of doing something, and if we are going to memorize it there should be a て?
The "lets ..." version of a verb is always the stem in the "い form" + ましょう. Memorize is おぼえる. So "lets memorize" is おぼえましょう. The て just has no business in there.
Other examples: Go: いく, lets go:いきましょう Open: あける, lets open:あけましょう Wash: あらう, lets wash:あらいましょう
When the one word you forgot is hinted as kanji, but the option is hirigana