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Postby kashikoi » June 18th, 2006 10:08 pm

What's the difference between using a verb + tsumori and verb + yotei?

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Postby Jason » June 18th, 2006 10:32 pm

"Tsumori" indicates someone intends to so somehing. It's used when you're ~90-100% sure you're going to do it. "Yotei" means you, or perhaps someone else, have actually already made some sort of concrete plans or preperation. Compare these sentences:

-Raishuu Toukyou ni iku tsumori desu.
-"I intend/plan to go to Tokyo next week."

-Raishuu Toukyou ni iku yotei desu.
-"I have plans to go to Tokyo next week (and already have tickets, reservations, and other stuff I need)."
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Postby kashikoi » June 20th, 2006 4:50 pm

Yes, I think I get it! Thank you muchly. I'm going to email you.

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Re: yotei/tsumori

Postby purplesusie8468 » February 12th, 2016 4:25 am it true that you souldn't use "tsumori" when talking about someone else? Better to use yotei?

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Re: yotei/tsumori

Postby community.japanese » February 21st, 2016 9:50 pm

purplesusie8468 さん、
konnichiwa. :)
Regarding ‘tsumori’, when you talk yourself, you can use ‘tsumori.’
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