Grammar Info
N5 Lesson 5: 12/12

~に行(い)く
To go ~, To go in order to ~

Structure
Casual
Formal
Verb[ます+ + 行く
Verb[ます+ + 行きます
Details
Part of Speech Expression
Word Type Verb
Register Standard
品詞 表現
単語の種類 動詞
使用域 一般
Information
に行(い)く is a grammar construction that is used when someone is going somewhere for the purpose of doing (A). (A) representing the verb that comes before に行(い)く. As with other uses of , this particle is highlighting an end point or goal of ‘going’.
  • 釣(つ)りに行(い)く
    To go fishing. (Fishing is the purpose/goal of going)
  • 今(いま)からトレーニングに行(い)きます
    I am going to go workout now. (Working out is the purpose/goal of going)
This grammar point is regularly translated as ‘to go in order to (A)’.
If you have already ‘gone’ somewhere for the purpose of doing something, then you would use ‘(A) 来(き)た’, while at the location.
  • さっきあなた友達(ともだち)宿題(しゅくだい)渡(わた)来(き)た
    Your friend came to hand in their homework earlier.
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ラーメン食(た)べに行(い)く
To go eat ramen.
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To go play soccer.
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日本語(にほんご)勉強(べんきょう)に行(い)きます
I will go study Japanese.
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Books
Genki I 2nd Edition
Page 174
みんなの日本語 II
Page 30 [CH 29]
[DBJG] A Dictionary of Basic Japanese Grammar
Page 297
Tae Kim's Japanese Grammar Guide
Page 84