JLPT N4 Grammar (you to omou)

Meaning

thinking of doing; planning to~

How to use

Verb (volitional form)
(よう form)
と思う
とは思わない
と思います
と思っている
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

にほんにりゅうがくしようとおもっています。
nihon ni ryuugaku shiyou to omotte imasu.
I'm thinking to go study abroad in Japan.
Example #2

だいがくではたらこうとおもっています。
daigaku de hatarakou to omotte imasu.
I'm thinking to work at the University.
Example #3

こんどのやすみにうみへいこうとおもう。
kondo no yasumi ni umi e ikou to omou.
I think I will go to to the beach during my next holiday.
Example #4

こどもができたからタバコをやめようとおもう。
kodomo ga dekita kara tabako o yameyou to omou.
Since I will be having a kid, I'm planning to quit smoking.
Example #5

いまからしょてんへいこうとおもっています。
imakara shoten e ikou to omotte imasu.
I think I'll go to a bookstore now.
Example #6

かれはがいこくではたらこうとおもっています。
kare wa gaikoku de hatarakou to omotte imasu.
He is thinking of working in a foreign country.
Example #7

わたしはそこにいこうとはおもわない。
watashi wa soko ni ikou towa omowanai.
I would never think of going there.
Example #8

ぼくはでかけようとおもっているところにおきゃくさんがきた。
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

わたしはこのはなしをかいぎでしょうかいしようとおもっている。
watashi wa kono hanashi o kaigi de shoukai shiyou to motte iru.
I am thinking to introduce this story at the meeting.
Example #10

いまのきゅうりょうがひくいからもっとたかいきゅうりょうのしごとをさがそうとおもっています。
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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