About a week ago I realized that some nouns just seemed to be verbstems, which after being confirmed by seanblue, kind of blew my mind.
I had never realized this, learning vocab terms completely seperate, which seems like such a waste.
I know that this isn’t possible with every verb and sounds unnatural with others, but once I started paying attention they just seemed to be everywhere.
外れる → 外れ
休む → 休み
考える → 考え
答える → 答え
楽しむ → 楽しみ
泳ぐ → 泳ぎ
当たる → 当たり
生まれる → 生まれ
To name only a few from WaniKani itself.
Is this taught in beginner textbooks? Did I just skim over it while going through Genki? Am I just really slow and everyone else realizes this on their own?
It seems like such a simple thing and somehow I completely missed it.