Grammar Info
N1 Lesson 7: 4/17

~て見(み)せる
I will definitely, I will certainly, just watch, whatever it takes, I swear, for sure

Structure
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Verb[て]+ みせる
Verb[て]+ みせます
Details
Register Standard
使用域 一般
Information
  • Verb[て]みせる is used to express speaker's strong resolution/will to reach some goal/prove something. Often used with: きっと、必ず、絶対, verb[ても] and こそ for additional emphasis.
  • It is also used more literally when showing/demonstrating something: ゾルバさんが踊ってみせてくれた。 Zorba showed me the dance. (Zorba demonstrated the dance for me.)
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今年(ことし)こそ、必(かなら)ず運転(うんてん)免許(めんきょ)を取(と)ってみせる。」
'I will definitely get a drivers license this year!'
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《アニメ》友達(ともだち)1「先輩(せんぱい)私(わたし)気持(きも)ちを絶対(ぜったい)気付(きづ)かせてみせるわ!」
頼(たよ)れる友達(ともだち)2「がんばれ!」
Anime: Friend1: “I will definitely make senpai realize my feelings!”
Supportive friend2: “Go for it!”
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何(なに)があっても、必(かなら)ずファンの期待(きたい)に応(こた)えてみせます!」
“No matter what happens, I will definitely live up to my fans’ expectations!”
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A Dictionary of Intermediate Japanese Grammar
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