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Postby midnight_walker » Sat 02.25.2006 6:11 am

How do I make a sentence with two verbs?

Like:

"I'm trying to learn Japanese."
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RE: Grammar question...

Postby Daisuke » Sat 02.25.2006 6:28 am

Moved to grammar section..
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RE: Grammar question...

Postby richvh » Sat 02.25.2006 11:10 am

Tae Kim has a section on trying and attempting something here. I think in your case you mean you are attempting to accomplish the task of learning rather than trying it out to see if you like it, so you'd use the volitional form of 習う and add とすす:
日本語をなろうとします。(Nihongo o naraou to shimasu)
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RE: Grammar question...

Postby midnight_walker » Sat 02.25.2006 11:25 am

Domo arigato gozaimashita
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RE: Grammar question...

Postby Harisenbon » Sun 02.26.2006 12:32 am

日本語をなろうとします。(Nihongo o naraou to shimasu)

Minor Nitpick:
Your Japanese and Romaji are different
日本語を習おうとします。
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RE: Grammar question...

Postby richvh » Sun 02.26.2006 11:23 am

Harisenbon wrote:
日本語をなろうとします。(Nihongo o naraou to shimasu)

Minor Nitpick:
Your Japanese and Romaji are different
日本語を習おうとします。

Yeah, that's what I meant to write, but forgot to proofread.
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