JLPT N4 Grammar (te iku)


to start; to continue; to go on

How to use

Verb (て form)いく
te iku ていく jlpt n4 grammar meaning 文法 例文 japanese flashcards

Learn Japanese grammar: (te iku) / (te itta). Meaning: to start; to continue; to go on.

This is used after a verb to express a continued change in state, usually for something that moves away from the speaker (not necessarily a physical movement), or away from another person’s viewpoint.

For something that moves towards the speaker, instead use .

How To Use:

This grammar requires the use of て form. If you don’t know how to conjugate it, you can reference this table.

If you already know how to use て form, skip down to the examples.

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- Example Sentences

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Example #1

aruite iku.
to walk / to go by walking / to start walking
Example #2

kare wa mainichi eki made aruite ikimasu.
He walks to the station every day.
Example #3

fune wa minato o detteita.
The ship pulled out of the harbor.
Example #4

kare wa kyouto he hikkoshite itta.
He moved to Kyoto.
Example #5

kotoshi attoiuma ni sugite iku.
This year is going by really fast.
Example #6

nanimo iwazu ni heya o dete ikimashita.
I left the room without saying anything.
Example #7

watashi wa nihongo o kiku koto ni narete ikimashita.
I've started to get used to listening in Japanese.
Example #8

ame ga furu kara kasa o motte itta hou ga ii yo.
It's going to rain so you better bring an umbrella.
Example #9

kore wa kongo kettei shite ikimasu.
We'll decide that from now on.
Example #10

kekkon shite kara mo shigoto o tsudzukete iku tsumori desu.
I plan to continue to work even after getting married.

Vocabulary List

歩くあるくto walk
続くつづくto continue
今年ことしthis year
あっという間にあっというまにjust like that
過ぎるすぎるto pass by
引っ越すひっこすto move
みなとport; harbor
雨が降るあめがふるto rain
持っていくもっていくto bring
今後こんごfrom now on
毎日まいにちevery day
聞くきくto listen; to ask
慣れていくなれていくto get used to
出ていくでていくto leave; to go

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