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How to say in Japanese when you want do something?

2 months ago

How to say in Japanese when you want do something?


What we often say is

① ~してもいいですか?(Can I do …?)

② ~しようとおもいます。(I’m gonna do…)

I believe most people over the world would choose to say “①~してもいいですか?” when you want to do something.

If you ask whether you can do something or not, that actually means you want to do that .

(f.g.)
①’今話してもいいですか?(いま はなしても いい ですか?)
Can I speak now?


When we don’t need one’s permission to do something, you can choose to say “②~しようとおもいます。”

(f.g.)
②’来年は東京大学を受けようとおもいます。(らいねんは とうきょうだいがく を うけよう とおもいます。)
I’m gonna take an entrance exam of Tokyo University next year.


When we feel we need to do something or we just want to do something no matter how other people think, you can choose to say…

③ したいです。(I want to do…)
Or
④  したいとおもいます。(I want to do…)
(f.g.)

③’今会いたいです。(いま あいたい です。)
I want to see you now.

④’従業員を増やしたいと思います。(じゅうぎょういん を ふやしたい と おもいます。)
I would like to increase the number of employees.

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