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A sentence with two or more verbs (・_・;)

皆さんこんにちは! How can I form a sentence with two or more verbs in japanese?

For example: I want to go to the cinema ....

How is it formed? (´• ω •`) ♡

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https://www.duolingo.com/Walldz
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映画館に行きたいです。 You can conjugate the verb to the tai form. Tai means you want to do something. For instance: 行く-行きたい I want to go 食べる-食べたい I want to eat 飲む-飲みたい I want to drink 聞く-聞きたい I want to listen/ask

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Reply11 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Francy-Chan

Thanks! :)

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https://www.duolingo.com/Nusete
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映画館に行きたくて、食べたくて、遊びたいです。(Eigakan ni ikitakute, tabetakute, asobitai desu) - I want to go to the cinema, I want to eat, I want to play.

今日は映画館に行って、レストランで食べて、遊びます。 (Kyou wa eigakan ni itte, resutoran de tabete, asobimasu) - Today I'm going to the cinema, I'm eating in a restaurant and I am going to play.

私は一人でいる時、踊って、遊んで 、歌います。(Watashi wa hitori de iru toki, odotte, asonde, utaimasu) - When I am alone I dance, play and sing.

It is one of the forms to use few verbs in one sentence. The last verb decides about tense - others are in ~て form.

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Reply11 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Iwapedro

It should actually be 一人でいる時, verbs don't need the particle の when before a noun:

Some examples

勉強する学生

空を飛ぶ鳥

文句をいう人

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https://www.duolingo.com/Walldz
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Thanks for the additional information. By the way, you mispelled some verbs, I hope you don't mind if I correct it: 踊る-踊って (odotte) 遊ぶ-遊んで (asonde)

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Oops.. I edited. Sorry for that

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https://www.duolingo.com/Francy-Chan

Thanks a lot! :)

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Reply1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Kurishae

To go in a little more depth:

A lot of what we call "helping verbs" in English are incorporated into the primary verb. So instead of "I can/will/want to/ought to/cannot/did/etc VERB" with two separate words, these kinds of phrases are handled by attaching a particular ending to the verb. This is different from English because our helping verbs can stand on their own as individual words, but Japanese verb endings cannot.

As for compound sentences, it depends on what you are going for in terms of how the verbs relate to each other.

Look up "Japanese verb conjugation" on Wikipedia and click on the image there. It is a really concise 2-page PDF summary of pretty much all possible Japanese verb endings. You kind of need to learn how to use them before the document becomes particularly useful though.

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映画館へ行きたいです。 "I want to go to the cinema"

映画館へ行って、ジュースを飲みたいです ”I want to go to the cinema and drink juice"

In order to use two or more verbs in a single sentence, you need to use a process called "て linkage".

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