JLPT N4 Grammar (te miru)

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Verb (て form)みる
te miru てみる てみる jlpt n4 grammar meaning 文法 例文 japanese flashcards

Learn Japanese grammar: (te miru) / (te mimasu). Meaning: try doing ~.

This is used to express that the speaker is trying to do something (likely a new experience).

  • 食べてみる -> tabete miru -> to try to eat.
  • 食べてみます -> tabete mimasu -> to try to eat (formal).
  • 食べてみたい -> tabete mitai -> to want to try to eat.

みる can be conjugated like a normal verb.

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Example #1

yatte miru!
I'll give it a shot! / Here goes nothing!
Example #2

kore o tsukatte miru.
I'll try using this.
Example #3

yatte minai to wakaranai.
You'll never know until you try.
Example #4

itsuka kaigai ni itte mitai na.
One day I'd like to try going abroad.
Example #5

oishii ka dou ka wakaranai node, tameshi ni tabete mimasu.
I don't know if this is tasty or not, so I'm gonna give it a try.
Example #6

tonikaku, kanojo no yotei o kiite mimasu.
Anyway, I'll try asking her about her plans.
Example #7

kore wa watashi ni totte wa muzukashii desuga, yatte mimasu.
This is a little difficult for me, but I'll give it a shot.
Example #8

hanabi taikai ni ittara, kimono o kite mitai desu.
If I ever go to a fireworks festival, I want to try wearing a kimono.
Example #9

moshi okane ga takusan attara, nani o shite mitai desuka?
If you had a lot of money, what would you like to do?

Vocabulary List

使うつかうto use
試すためすto try
彼女かのじょshe; her
聞くきくto ask
いつかone day
花火大会はなびたいかいfireworks festival
着るきるto wear

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