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my understanding was chinese had no tenses

is this untrue for Japanese?

@b @Ocean22 Japanese has two tenses: past and present. Although it’s more like past and non-past, because the present tense can express now and some time far in the future, based on modifiers like the word “tomorrow”.

Here is an interesting read about the present tense in English compared to Japanese: guidetojapanese.org/blog/2008/

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madarin chinese doesn't have tenses, it kinda uses adverbs and such to describe when stuff happened

japanese words certainly have tenses, japanese conjugation can be pretty weird