"I am going home early today."


July 8, 2017



is the は after 今日 necessary? most Japanese speakers I hear skip it.

July 22, 2017


Not unless you want to specifically talk about what happened today. For example:

今日、レストランに行った (Kyō, resutoran ni itta) — Today, I went to the restaurant.

今日はレストランに行った (Kyō wa resutoran ni itta) — As for today, I went to the restaurant.

Both are correct, except that in the second example the speaker wants to talk about how today was. It’s up to you to choose whether you want to talk about the day or rather what you did then.

June 30, 2019


Could 今日 は いえ に はやく かえります also be correct?

July 8, 2017


Yes, 今日は家に早く帰ります is prefectly fine. You technically don't even need 家に (いえに) as 帰る (かえる) usually implies home as the destination.

July 10, 2017


Do you remember かぜがつよくふきます (the wind blows strongly) from one of the earlier lessons? The く makes it an adverb.

January 15, 2018


That's the one I used, it works perfectly

January 24, 2018


Since it isn't negative, why is it はやく not はやい?

July 28, 2017


I believe that is because it describes an action and not an object (ie "he walked quickly" as opposed to "he is fast")

August 5, 2017


Yes, the "ku" is necessary when the word serves as an adverb, rather than an adjective

August 21, 2017


Since it's asking for " I am going home," which is present/future progressive, shouldn't you say『今日は早く帰っています』?

February 15, 2018


No, because it is still talking about a future event.

April 17, 2018


Person A stands up from their desk
PERSON B: "Where are you going?"
PERSON A: "I'm going home early today."

The journey has already started, it's therefore present progressive, and I think 帰っています is an acceptable translation.

"Going" in this example could easily mean either "I am going to go," which is probably the more common usage in English, or just plain "going," which is what it actually says.

May 22, 2018


What is the difference between ❛かあいて❞and❝かあいり❞

July 21, 2018


How is 家 pronounced here? ie or uchi

August 22, 2019
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