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何々にいく

Postby ryuubu » Tue 11.22.2005 9:34 pm

When you say go and do something do you use the motion partical に or the usual partical for the verb like を

What I mean is which is correct:

食べ物を買いに行く

or

食べ物に買いに行く

Also is:

遊園地で遊びに行く ok? Thanks.

I ask because I had to write an essay and I chose to use the normal particles because it felt right, but double checking.
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RE: 何々にいく

Postby Harisenbon » Tue 11.22.2005 11:15 pm

because the verb you're using is 買う and not いく (いく is a conjugation that is attached to the main verb) you would use を
食べ物を買いにくい。

For the second one, you should use へ or に, not で
遊園地に遊びに行く。
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RE: 何々にいく

Postby Kates » Wed 11.23.2005 10:04 am

To back up Hari-san, yes you would use を for 食べ物 because 食べ物 is a direct object and needs to be used with を to show that.

However, if you wanted to say, "I go shopping at the market" you would write: 市場に買いにいく. (Which is similar to your 遊園地 sentence.)

You can even put them together: 市場に食べ物を買いに行きます。--which might help you decide with particles are correct. (As far as I know, it is a rare case when two を are used in one sentence, so you should keep that in mind.)
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RE: 何々にいく

Postby tkbits » Thu 11.24.2005 5:22 am

I don't think there is a Japanese counterpart to "go do something".

買いに行く means to go somewhere to shop.

You don't say "Go and write" by saying 書きに行く or 書いて行く.
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RE: 何々にいく

Postby Harisenbon » Thu 11.24.2005 9:15 am

What do you mean there no counterpart for to go do something? There are lots of those phrases.

食べに行く -- Go eat
何しに行く? -- what will you go do?
見に行く -- Go look
迎えに行く -- go to meet someone

Or did you mean something different?
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RE: 何々にいく

Postby ryuubu » Thu 11.24.2005 10:53 pm

Is it correct to use the kanji here? I read that when using 〜ていく or 〜てくる as a grammatical phrase (ie: 公害がふえてくる) that they shouldn't have kanji attached.

Is this the same situation here or is 見に行く fine?

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sidenote: what does 今日は朝からついてない mean? I couldn't get my head around it.
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