Grammar Info

N5 Lesson 5: 12/12

~に()

To go ~, To go in order to ~

Structure

Verb[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

About Verb + にいく

() 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 (). As with other uses of , this particle is highlighting an end point or goal of 'going'.

When using this structure, it will be important to remember that (A) will appear in its stem form, before () gets attached to the end.

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) ()', while at the location.

Examples

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    ラーメン()べにいく

    To go eat ramen. (to go in order to eat)

    サッカーしにいく

    To go play soccer. (to go in order to play)

    日本語(にほんご)勉強(べんきょう)しにいきます

    I will go study Japanese. (to go in order to study)

    公園(こうえん)(あそ)びにいった

    I went to play at the park. (to go in order to play)

    (ほん)()いにいきます

    I will go buy a book. (to go in order to buy)

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Verb + にいく – Grammar Discussion

Most Recent Replies (31 in total)

  • Orb_Crabmelt

    Orb_Crabmelt

    I’ve been positively beating my head against this one until I remembered to check the little grammar discussion. There most definitely needs to be more elaboration on godan verbs needing to be conjugated from casual dictionary form to the polite form before you lop off the ます and add the に行く

  • IcyIceBear

    IcyIceBear

    Not godan specific conjugation explanation, but it does have something that tells you.

  • malek777

    malek777

    Hi all! I see that some actions include the stem from of suru (shi) before adding the ni-iku. My question is: Does suru (shi in this case) not require an object marker (wo) to function correctly? In the below sentence, for example, why is there no “wo” between “benkyou” and “shi”?

    日本語を勉強しに行きます

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