#24 What does 行く mean?

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So, today's kanji is 行

Reads: i-ku
Means: to go

How to write 行↓


1. Where did you go yesterday?
/kinou doko i-tte ta no?/

👉昨日(きのう, kinou) means yesterday.

明日(あした, ashita) means tomorrow.

今日(きょう, kyou) means today.

👉どこ(doko) meams where(?)

The grammatically correct form is 

"どこに行ってたの?", but we

usually say "どこ行ってたの?"

👉行ってた(いってた, i-tte ta)

This is a past and progressive form
of 行く.

A past progressive form is like

"I was reading this book" in English.

But in Japanese, the usage is a little
different. I'll explain this later.

To begin with, the correct sentence is

"行っていた", but we say "行ってた"

~ている(te iru) makes verbs progressive.

いる is made from a verb: いる, which
meams to exist.

And て connects two verbs.

So "行っている" means like
"I'm going somewhere"

And you change the end of verbs
to た to make past forms.

"行っていた" means like "I was
going somewhere"

If you say just "行った", it meams
like "I've already been there"

This is confusing, so get used to it
by example sentences.

🔴I was reading this book
/kono hon o yo-n de ita/

→この(kono) means "this"

→本(ほん, hon) means a book.

→読んでいた(よんでいた, yo-n
de ita)

This is a past and progressive form
of 読む(よむ, yo-mu)

読んでいる(よんでいる, yo-n de iru)
... I'm reading

読んだ(よんだ, yo-n da)
... I've already read

🔴I was eating
/ta-be te ita/

→食べている(たべている, ta-be te iru)
... I'm eating

→食べた(たべた, ta-be ta)
... I've already eaten

🔴I was writing
/ka-i te ita/

→書いている(かいている, ka-i te iru)
... I'm writing

→書いた(かいた, ka-i ta)
I've already written

👉の is put at the end of interrogative
sentences to make them softer.

We usually use this.

So that's all today.

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I hope this helps you a lot.

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