12 Examples: How to describe “住む” in Japanese
I’d say there is a lot of chances to talk about the place where you live with your friends, colleges, etc. And you have to answer where you live or ask people where they live in daily conversations, right? After talking about it, you would get to know them better. Let me introduce how you correctly use “住む” today!
“住む(sumu)” means “live” and which is used as the meaning of “to be alive”. The basic way to use it is 私’わたし’は___に住む。(I live in ___), etc. For instance, “私は東京に住む。(I live in Tokyo.), “私はニューヨークに住む。(I live in New York.)”, “私はメルボルンに住む。(I live in Melbourne.)”, etc. The tips for using it is basically 住む is used with “に”, so that would be “___に住む”. And a verb conjugation of 住む is 住みます, 住む, 住まない, 住んだ, and 住まなかった. Everybody could use it as casual, polite and formal such as “東京に住んでるよ。(I live in Tokyo.)” as casual and “東京に住んでいます。(I live in Tokyo.)” as polite and formal. Additionally, 住みやすい is “liveable”.