JAPANESE LESSON, Minna no Nihongo

Minna no Nihongo 13: Watashi wa Kyoto ni Ikimasu

わたしは 京都に 行きます

Hi, I’m ojachan 🙂 【第5課】Lesson 5: Watashi wa Kyoto ni Ikimasu

I was a cram school teacher in Japan. I taught Japanese from elementary to junior high school students. Don’t you want to know how to learn Japanese like Japanese kids? This lesson is meant for students that are beginners at Japanese. 

⭐️This lesson is following the textbook “Minna no Nihongo”. (*not perfectly)

⭐️I’m going to give a lesson easier to understand for Japanese learners without following textbook’s orders.

Let’s get started!

Key Phrases

I’ll teach you with “ていねい語 teinei-go Polite expression ” 🙂

watashi wa yoku kyouto ni ikimasu

You can learn present tense and future tense here.

⭐️There is no future tense in Japanese. You can express future tense with present tense in Japanese.

わたしは よく 京都に 行きます。
わたしは よく きょうとに いきます
watashi wa yoku kyouto ni ikimasu
I often go to Kyoto.

ミラーさんは 普段 東京へ 行きません。
みらーさんは ふだん とうきょうへ いきません
miller-wa fudan toukyou he ikimasen
Mr. Miller doesn’t usually to Tokyo.

あなたは ときどき 大阪に 行きますか。
あなたは ときどき おおさかに いきますか
anata wa tokidoki oosaka ni ikimasuka
Do you sometimes go to Osaka?

hai ikimasu
Yes, I do.

いいえ いきません
iie ikimasen
No, I don’t.

あなたたちは どこに 行きますか。
あなたたちは どこに いきますか
anatatachi wa doko ni ikimasuka
Where will you go? 

わたしたちは 熊本に 行きます。
わたしたちは くまもとに いきます
watashitachi wa kumamoto ni ikimasu
We will go to Kumamoto.
watashi wa yoku kyouto ni ikimasu 2

・to (place) (場所) に / へ

We may express に or へ as to (place).
But へ is slightly more formal expression.

わたしは 来週 福岡 行きます。
わたしは らいしゅう ふくおかに いきます
watashi wa raisyuu fukuoka ni ikimasu
I’m going to go to Fukuoka next week.

・ by (means) (手段) で 

わたしは 電車 大阪へ 行きます。
わたしは でんしゃで おおさかへ いきます
watashi wa densya de osaka he ikimasu
I am going to go to Osaka by train.

・with (somebody) (誰か) と

わたしは 友達 北海道に 行きます。
わたしは ともだちと ほっかいどうに いきます
watashi wa tomodachi to hokkaidou ni ikimasu
I am going to go to Hokkaido with my friends.

・in / on (time) (時) に

わたしたちは 月曜日 帰ります。
わたしたちは げつようびに かえります
watasahitachi wa getsuyoubi ni kaerimasu
We will go back on Monday.

Vocabulary Words




~よ。 is often used when you want to emphasize or tell the information or to let it be more casual.

聞いて!わたしは 今週 京都に 行きますよ。
Guess what? I’ m going to go to Kyoto this week!


~ね。is often used when you want to get agreement from the listener and reconfirm, or emphasize the information. And you can let the sounds of the sentence be softer.

That sounds good! 


~よね。is often used when you want to share or reconfirm the information and when you want to be sympathized for the content of the sentence.

あなたは 来月 大阪に 行きますよね
You’re going to go to Osaka next month, right?

Let’s Practice

Your Homework

✏️Answer these questions in Japanese and comment  below.

あなたは どこに 行きますか。

Okay, that’s all for today!

Good luck with your Japanese study 😉


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