Trying it out with ~てみる

When used as a helper auxiliary verb, 見る indicates trying something to see what it’s like to do, or what happens when it’s done. It appends to a verb in its て form and is often written as みる.

Examples of ~てみる

Further Reading

  • Kamiya, Taeko. “Actions: in Progress, Completed, Successive, Simultaneous, and Miscellaneous.” Japanese Sentence Patterns for Effective Communication, Kodansha, 2005, p. 116