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        しよう     
I think I'm going to continue cleaning tomorrow.
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  また              
I think I'm going to study Japanese again next year.
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I am thinking of going to the mountains.
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I am thinking about leaving my present job.
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      スペイン            
We are hoping to visit Spain this summer.
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I'm thinking I'll go abroad.

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Level: 1
(14 years ago)
からしようとっている。
I think I'm going to start working out, starting today!
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またこうとってる。
I think I will go to Japan again next year.
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AVerb: Volitional
おもう
Basic Examples:
ろう (I think I'll run)

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Years Studied: 2
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Level: 1, : 67
The grammar type information on this is incorrect(when you click on Verb:Volitional).

They are formed by changing the 'u' in the last character to 'o' (う>え,く>け,す,せ) / changing る to よ, then adding a う.

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They are formed by changing the 'u' in the last character to 'ou' (う>おう,く>こう,す>そう) / changing る to よう。


Also, I've only seen this form as volitional+っている. Can someone else more proficient verify if it if it should be ともう or the +ている form for an ongoing action?
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12 years ago (Edited 12 years ago.)
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Thanks - I went ahead and took out the conjugation information (since it's not really enough space to get into godan/ichidan) and simply gave a link to the much more in-depth grammar page.
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12 years ago
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Years Studied: 2
Studying: 2
Level: 1, : 67
You linked imperative and not volitional ;)
Volitional is 85.
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12 years ago (Edited 12 years ago.)
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Fixed!
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12 years ago
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Years Studied: since 2000
Studying: のため、だから
Level: 959, : 5,017
in three of the example sentences, is used - that's only used for Imperial visits, and it also doesn't fit the pattern of using volitional
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12 years ago
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Fixing them now, thanks! Looks like there was an error with the site's parser.
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12 years ago
Level: 1, : 10
So, here is what I can say I have learnt about volitional + とっている or とう . The first one is used when you have already made some thinking/planning on what you are saying you are going to/ intend to do. The other one, とう is used when you make your mind on the spot. This is what my grammar book (genki II)read in short.
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9 years ago
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That's generally true, but it's a little more complicated than that in practice. [b][size=12pt]「ごうとっている。」[/size][/b] [i]I'm thinking of going swimming this weekend.[/i] (like you said, you've already been thinking about it prior to making the statement) [b][size=12pt]「ごうとう・・・」[/size][/b] [i]I think I might go swimming this weekend...[/i] (this construction has the impression of a very low chance that you will actually go swimming, and is thus usually continued something like the following examples) [b] [size=12pt]「ごうとうけど、まだからない。」[/size][/b] [i]I think I might go swimming this weekend, but I'm not sure yet.[/i] [b][size=12pt]「ごうとうんだけど、いだろうな。」[/size][/b] [i]Well, I think I might go swimming this weekend, but I wonder if it will be cold.[/i] If people really need to show that they just decided something on the spot, they seem to tend to use something like this construction: [b][size=12pt]「ごうとした。」[/size][/b] [i]I've decided to go swimming this weekend.[/i]
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9 years ago
Level: 1, : 7

Example sentence こうとっている contains two erronious backslashes

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2 years ago
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Fixed it, thanks!

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2 years ago



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