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<< toomoikiya | toori >>

意向形と思う [(しよう)とおもう] (toomou)
    Meaning: I think I will (do)
    Example: 今から銀行へ行こうと思います。/ I think I will go to the bank right now.
    JLPT Level: 3
    Category: grammar
    Author: Xephyer

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Verb in volitional form (意向形)+と+思う is used to inform the interlocutor of the speaker's intention.
思う/思います is used to express this intention in the moment the speaker is speaking.
思っている/思っています is used to express that the decision of the speaker have been taken sometimes ago, but is still valid now.
と思っている may be use to express the intention of a third person.
 
(赤毛)

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ex #6867   今から銀行へ行こうと思います 
I think I will go to the bank right now.  
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(赤毛)
ex #6868   週末は海に行こうと思っています 
I intend to go to the sea this week-end.  
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(赤毛)
ex #6869   彼は外国で働こうと思っています 
He plan to work in foreign countries.  
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(赤毛)
ex #6870   将来自分で会社を作ろうと思っています 
In the future I plan to make my own company.  
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(赤毛)
ex #6871   「レポートはもうできましたか。」「いいえ、まだ書いていません。金曜日までにまとめようと思っています。」 
"Did you finished the report yet?" "No I didn't yet. I plan to put it in order for Friday without lack."  
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(赤毛)
ex #6872   わたしは手紙のへんじをまだ書いていません。いますぐ書こうと思います 
I didn't write yet the letter answer. I think I will write it right now.  
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(赤毛)
ex #6873   わたしは弟に読ませようと思って、この本を買いました。 
I bought this book because I plan to make my little brother read.  
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(赤毛)
ex #6874   こんばんはこの本をよもうと思っています 
I intend to read this book this evening.  
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(赤毛)
ex #6875   お礼を言おうと思いながら、かなり時間がたってしまいました。 
I kept wanting to say thank you but unfortunately a long period of time passed.  
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(赤毛)
ex #6876   がんばろうと思いつつ、怠けてしまうんですよ。 
I planned to work hard but in spite of myself, I just ended up being lazy.  
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(赤毛)

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  • tsumori    (other way to express the speaker's intention) [赤毛]
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  Comments:  
dcxephyer - thanks for your enthusiasm in adding stuff, but this is not grammar, this is vocabulary. please review the difference! 
bamboo4This entry should be deleted. 
赤毛I intend to give a second life to this entry 平ら (たいら)  changing it completely. 

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