Lesson3:Volitional Form

Lesson3:Volitional Form



Audio

Dialog

男:明日デートしよう?
女:私と?なんで突然。。
男:実はずっと好きだったんだ。海にいこう!
女:海は大好きです。いこう!
男:海でビールを飲もう!
女:うん。

M:Ashita deeto shiyou?
F:Watashi to? Nande totsuzen.
M:Jitsu wa zutto suki dattanda. Umi ni ikou!
F:Umi wa daisuki desu. Ikou!
M:Umi de biiru wo nomou!
F:Un

M:Why don’t we go for date tomorow?
F:With me?Why you say that so suddenly?
M:I have to admit that I liked you for a long time. Let’s go to the beach!
F:I like going to the beach. Let’s go!
M:Let’s have some drinks on the beach!
F:Yes!

Grammar explaination

You can use “~よう(~you)、~おう(~ou)” when you want to say ” Let’s do something”.You can use “~よう(~you)、~おう(~ou)” when you want to say ” Let’s do something”.
Volitional form is more casual than ” ましょう” ( Let’s do something).
■The patterns is below:
Group2 verb : たべる→たべよう
Group1 verb :いく→いこう
■Form
Group2 verb:drop る, add よう たべる→たべようGroup1 verb:change the last hiragana in う-step to お-step hiragana, add う のむ→のもういく→いこうirregular:くる→こようする→しよう
Volitional form + か:casual equivalent of 「ましょうか」: shall I? shall we?

Example sentences

デートしよう!Deeto shiyou!
Let’s go on a date!

今晩食事に行こう!Konban shokuji ni ikou!
Let’s go for dinner tonight!

映画に行こうか?Eiga ni ikou ka?
Shall we go to the movies?

Vocabularies

デート deeto(date)

突然 totsuzen(suddenly)

実は jitsuwa(actually)

Keep up with your studies!

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