"I go to the east."
This whole unit was aboutbthe pronuntiation of the symbols and the "matching words" excercises. But it never explained what the symbols stand for!! South, east, west, north... I never knew which one is one. The problem is with the "matching" and "select the correct symbol" exercises is that when you get them right it does not say what they stand for! Crazy
I remember them as sisters!
北 (きた) is the north. I picture a girl all bundled up, squinting her eyes because the cold wind hurts her face.
東 (ひがし) is the EAsT. I picture a girl who sat down to EAT her lunchbox.
南 (みなみ) is south. She is a little girl (mini) who bent down to pick up a yen.
西 (にし) is west. A girl ready to travel, see how she has her suitcase? She is traveling to the west! (I fly westward to get to Japan)
行く（いく） just means "to go"; 出かける emphasizes that you're departing from a certain place.
I get that へ adds a different nuance to に, but surely に should be accepted as well?
に generally marks the destination; へ marks the direction of travel.