Japanese 239 - Expressing intention with つもり

By using a verb in the plain form + つもり, you can express your intention or plan to do something.

For example, if you are going to Japan in the spring, you could say はるほんきます. This explains what you are going to do, but if you want to express your definite intention to do it, or if you are planning on it but not certain it will happen yet, you can instead say はるほんくつもりです.

See the below table for some example sentences using this pattern.

You can also use つもり with a verb in ない-form to describe what you are planning not to do.

And you can use つもりはない or つもりはありません to describe the absence of an intention.


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