Grammar Info
N4 Lesson 9: 12/15

予定(よてい)だ
plan to, intend to

Structure
Casual
Formal
Verb + 予定 +
Noun + + 予定 +
Verb + 予定 + です
Noun + + 予定 + です
Details
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使用域 一般
Information
予定(よてい) is an expression that functions very similarly to つもりだ ‘to intend to do’. The primary difference being that 予定(よてい) is a ‘plan’, rather than an ‘intention’. Due to this, 予定(よてい) is used far more frequently for things that you have formal plans to do (like meeting a friend for lunch).
To use 予定(よてい), just attach it to the non-past form of a verb, or to a noun (after inserting ).
  • 今夜(こんや)先輩(せんぱい)たち飲(の)みに行(い)く予定(よてい)だ。
    I plan to go drink with my senpai tonight.
  • 休(やす)み来週(らいしゅう)から予定(よてい)
    My break is planned to start from next week.
Caution
If or です is not added after 予定(よてい), it will imply that 予定(よてい) is simply modifying the verb/noun that comes before it, rather than being a standalone ‘plan’. This is similar to the difference between saying something like ‘I have plans to eat with a friend’ (natural), vs ‘I have an eating with a friend plan’ (unnatural).
  • 明日(あした)友達(ともだち)ステーキ食(た)べ予定(よてい)
    I have plans to eat a steak with a friend tomorrow. (Natural Japanese)
  • 明日(あした)友達(ともだち)ステーキ食(た)べ予定(よてい)
    I have an ‘eating a steak with a friend’ plan tomorrow. (Unnatural Japanese)
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会議(かいぎ)月曜日(げつようび)予定(よてい)です
The meeting is planned for Monday.
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学校(がっこう)研究(けんきゅう)する予定(よてい)です
I plan to do research at school.
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卒業(そつぎょう)してから仕事(しごと)探(さが)す予定(よてい)です
After graduating, I plan to look for a job.
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