Clause with Verb1 (te form) + Verb2

This is a very common structure in Japanese: The first clause ends in a -te form verb, which is then followed by a second verb. The important thing to note here is that the verbs are closely linked: The second verb doesn’t take any arguments, it just adds meaning to the first verb.


You add a little shoyu when you eat sushi.

Let’s try to open it with a screwdriver.

Please make new one.