JLPT N4 Grammar (you to omou)


thinking of doing; planning to ~

How to use

Verb (volitional form)
(よう form)
you to omou ようと思う ようとおもう jlpt n4 grammar meaning 文法 例文 japanese flashcards

Learn Japanese grammar: 【ようとおもう】(you to omou). Meaning: thinking of doing; planning to ~.

This can be used to describe your own thoughts or someone else’s thoughts.

It must follow a verb in volitional form. If you don’t know how how to conjugate, see the lesson for .

The following can also be conjugated like a regular verb.

  • ようと思います (you to omoimasu) more formal
  • ようと思っている (you to omotteiru) I am thinking to do~

When used with a negative conjugation, it means I would never think of~.

  • ようとは思わない (you to omowanai) I would not think to~

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Example #1

nihon ni ryuugaku shiyou to omotte imasu.
I'm thinking to go study abroad in Japan.
Example #2

daigaku de hatarakou to omotte imasu.
I'm thinking to work at the University.
Example #3

kondo no yasumi ni umi e ikou to omou.
I think I will go to to the beach during my next holiday.
Example #4

kodomo ga dekita kara tabako o yameyou to omou.
Since I will be having a kid, I'm planning to quit smoking.
Example #5

imakara shoten e ikou to omotte imasu.
I think I'll go to a bookstore now.
Example #6

kare wa gaikoku de hatarakou to omotte imasu.
He is thinking of working in a foreign country.
Example #7

watashi wa soko ni ikou towa omowanai.
I would never think of going there.
Example #8

boku wa dekakeyou to omotte iru tokoro ni okyakusan ga kita.
Just as I was thinking of heading out, a customer came in.
Example #9

watashi wa kono hanashi o kaigi de shoukai shiyou to motte iru.
I am thinking to introduce this story at the meeting.
Example #10

ima no kyuuryou ga hikui kara motto takai kyuuryou no shigoto o sagasou to omotte imasu.
I am thinking of looking for a job with a higher salary because my current salary is low.

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