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 •`) ♡
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.
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.