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Talking about action (Part2)

1. "Ikimasu" and "kimasu"

Today's expressions are “ikimasu,” meaning “to go,” and “kimasu,” meaning “to come.”

You use this phrase to express that someone or something moves from where it is now to another location.
“Kimasu” is used when someone or something moves from a certain place to where the speaker is.

And along with these verbs, “ikimasu” and “kimasu,”
I'd like you to remember the word "e."

When using the word “e,” place it after a noun that describes a destination.
“Ofisu e ikimasu.”

When saying the time, put “ni” after the time.
“Hachiji ni ofisu e ikimasu.”

When mentioning how you get somewhere, add “de” after the transportation method.
“Densha de ofisu e ikimasu.”

2. How to use “ikimasu” and “kimasu”

Next, let's look at how to use “ikimasu” and “kimasu” when you're at a train station.

Hagen is from Germany. He’s trying to go to Asakusa by train.
He’s come to the station, and is wondering which platform to go to.
Then the station worker kindly helps Hagen.
“Doko e ikimasuka?”
The question form of “ikimasu” was used here.

Next, in order to make sure that the train was heading to Asakusa, he asked a lady nearby.
“Kono densha wa Asakusa e ikimasuka?”

3. Kanji-easy!

There are about 2,000 “kanji” that are regularly used.
This section will use various methods that will allow you to visualize kanji.
We hope you will become acquainted with kanji while having fun.
Today, we'll look at kanji that express numbers.

4. The past tense of “ikimasu” and “kimasu”

Now we'll go over the past tense of “ikimasu” and “kimasu.”
Hagen from Germany has run into a singer's meet-and-greet.
Yume is an up-and-coming singer.
Yume is surprised that a fan has come all the way from Germany.
Today’s key phrase of “ikimasu” and “kimasu” appears in their conversation.

5. Phrase-easy!

You will learn useful Japanese phrases and real-life experiences relating to those phrases.
On the menu today, we have “puru puru.”

Tea Break



This sweet contains melted agar mixed with adzuki bean paste and sugar.
The mixture is then poured into a mold and chilled to harden.
The mizuyōkan is different from regular yōkan in that it contains more water and is softer.
It is like a Japanese jelly and is a staple dessert in summertime Japan.

on the Net #10

Question 1

Instruction:Please talk what you do on daily basis by translating the following into Japanese.


I go to a cafe.


(watashi wa kafe e ikimasu)


I go to the office.



(watashi wa ofisu e ikimasu)


I go to the supermarket.



(watashi wa sūpā e ikimasu)


My friend came to my house.

(my house: うち)



(tomodachi wa uchi e kimashita)

Question 2

Instruction:Fill the blanks by choosing from among “e” “ni” and “de”.


わたしはにほん(  )いきます。

I go to Japan.



(watashi wa nihon e ikimasu)


しゃちょうはタクシー(  )オフィス(  )きます。

The president comes to the office by taxi.



(shachō wa takushī de ofisu e kimasu)


しゃちょうは9じ(  )オフィス(  )きます。

The president comes to the office at nine.



(shachō wa ku-ji ni ofisu e kimasu)

Question 3

Instruction:Translate the sentence into Japanese.


You: Does this train go to Asakusa?

Station Staff: Yes, it does.

このkonoでんしゃdenshawa あさくさasakusae いきますかikimasuka

(kono densha wa asakusa e ikimasuka)


Does this train go to Osaka?


このkonoでんしゃdenshawa おおさかōsakae いきますかikimasuka

(kono densha wa ōsaka e ikimasuka)


Does this bus go to Tokyo Tower?


このkonoバスbasuwa とうきょうtōkyōタワーtawāe いきますかikimasuka

(kono basu wa tōkyō tawā e ikimasuka)