"I go to high school."


July 12, 2017



Why now of all times do I have to specify the わたし?

July 17, 2017


Exactly. I should be implied just as in all other cases.

August 27, 2017


If I ever see it as an option, I use it because Duo just randomly decides it wants to add it in. Kind of annoying.

August 2, 2018


If you don't write it you get a correct answer. Duoling just randomly put watashi in some questions

November 5, 2018


To my understanding, it all depends on the verbage of the sentence. For instance Ive noticed that (at least in Duolingo) you never say "watashi" in a sentence like "I am a _ " how ever its always added when the verbage is something like "To go" as in "I go to college" for example. In the "I am a __" statements, the "I am" indicator is the "Desu" at the end of the sentences. Im no pro at Japanese but this is probably just a part of their grammar.

December 5, 2018


I originally struggled with this, but realized i was mis-translating 行き as "to go to" rather than merely "to go". に provides the target for 行き.

July 12, 2017


I forget the に again

January 13, 2018


Can someone please help me up with the difference between に and へ? I thought に was used to specify "being" at a place: 私はここにいます. In contrast, I thought へ was used to imply direction or "going" to a place: お姉さんは家へ行きます. But according to this example I seem to have it all wrong. XD

January 4, 2018



In basic summary they can be used interchangeably in most cases for direction and destination.

February 20, 2018


Thanks for this!

May 31, 2018


Accidentally said "I go to high schoolers"

( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

June 27, 2018


As this is an ongoing activity should the answer not be 「高校に行っています」?

April 25, 2018


This is the issue with this phrase... unlike English this phrase doesn't imply attending. In Japanese 高校に行きます literally means "I am going (from another location) to school." Like if you were listing your activities for the day. Also because you go home in between classes, it's not truly an ongoing activity. 高校に行っています - is the present ongoing activity... you would really only use it while actually in transit going to school. The closest translation I've found for the English sense of "I go to highschool" is 高校で勉強します. "I study at high school." It feels a bit unnatural in Japanese though.. so if someone can offer a better alternative, that would be great.

July 30, 2018


The verb you're looking for is 通う


September 14, 2018


No. it is a simple present tense to describe something that you do.

June 11, 2018


I answered with 高校には行きます, and it was counted wrong. are there any more experienced speakers who could give me some insight as to what the differences are between using に alone here vs には?

May 11, 2018


高校に : To high school 高校には : In high school There's a difference in meaning.

May 25, 2018


には is negation

June 10, 2018


I mean it goes with 行きません.

June 10, 2018


Why is "watashi" spelled with Hiragana instead of Kanji?

November 11, 2017


Either spelling should be equally correct. I left watashiwa off (assuming it was implied) and DL accepted it.

November 21, 2017


Because not everybody know kanji

September 7, 2018


well why not?

April 10, 2018


Please fix the 私 (わたし)

November 26, 2018


wtf デュオリンゴ, 私 can be omitted here.

December 31, 2018


Are both kanjis "ko"? How do i not confuse the meaning with 'i go here' ???

October 21, 2018


"High school" is こうこう, "here" is ここ. The former is about twice as long as the latter.

That being said, there are a lot of homophones in Japanese, so you will need to rely on context to get the correct meaning sometimes.

November 23, 2018


Why doesn't high school have the symbol for school in it? The rest end in 学校 but highschool is 高校. I'm trying to figure out a mnemonic for it...

May 5, 2019


But it does? 校 is the kanji that means "school". 学 means "learning" or "knowledge". That aside, the reasons behind the spelling are historical, or basically "because it stuck that way".

May 5, 2019


Yeah, Duolingo never really said what each meant. I just learned that 学 means learning, not school...

May 6, 2019


Why is は necessary? It doesn't seem to be emphasizing anything, not to mention you don't really need emphasis for this sentence.

May 23, 2019
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