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Going to for a purpose with 〜に行く

Going to somewhere with the purpose to do an activity is written by appending に to the verb stem, then adding ()く.

An noun referring to an activity may precede に rather than a verb.

See also


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Supplemental examples

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Further Reading

  • Kamiya, Taeko. "Stating Purpose, Cause, and Reason." Japanese Sentence Patterns for Effective Communication, Kodansha, 2005, p. 138
  • Lammers, Wayne P. "Some High-Traffic Particles." Japanese the Manga Way, Stone Bridge Press, 2005, p. 92