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Plan to A; be going to A; intend to do A

  1. Plan to A; be going to A; intend to do A
  2. Supposed to be A; intended to be A; assumed to be A
    Used when something is expected/assumed/intended to be A (but in reality is different)
  3. Intending to A
    Often followed by an action taken in order to accomplish A
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その いし なに する つもり  
What are you planning on doing with that rock?
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  する つもり です     こと     ください  
What are you going to do? Please don't do anything weird!
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           から レストラン    つもり です  
My dad's birthday is tomorrow, so we plan on going to a restaurant.
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   サッカー  する つもり  けど もし                
I am going to play soccer this evening, but if it rains I'll exercise at the gym.
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            ので          つもり  
My younger brother wants to ride a horse just once, so we are going to go to a farm tomorrow.
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         つもり  そう です  
I heard that she is going to go to Tokyo tomorrow.
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   キロ    つもり です  
I plan on running three kilometers in the morning.
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         つもり   
I will live in the same dorm next year as well.

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AVerb: ない form
 
 
つもり
Basic Examples:
つもりだ (intend to run)

けないつもりだ (plan on not losing)

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         つもり   (correct)

I am going to buy a new car next year.

The negation "am not going to A/do not plan to A" can be written in two ways. The first involves changing A to the negative form:

           つもり です  (correct)

I plan on not buying a new car next year.

This holds the connotation of 'Plan to not do A'.
The second method replaces the だ after つもり with は ありません:

         つもり  ありません  (correct)

I do not plan on buying a car next year.

This form is more along the lines of 'have no plans to A' or 'do not intend to A.'

 
Supposed to be A; intended to be A; assumed to be A
Used when something is expected/assumed/intended to be A (but in reality is different)

  1. Plan to A; be going to A; intend to do A
  2. Supposed to be A; intended to be A; assumed to be A
    Used when something is expected/assumed/intended to be A (but in reality is different)
  3. Intending to A
    Often followed by an action taken in order to accomplish A
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これ  ほんの    つもり だった  
It was meant as merely a joke.
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   ほんの    つもり だった    
I was merely trying to be kind.
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      つもり だった  ですが  
I meant to say 'black tea'.

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AVerb: て-form いる
 
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Aい-adjective
 
Aな-adjective
 
 
つもり
Basic Examples:
つもり (supposed to have come)

んでいるつもり (intended to be reading)

つもり (assumed to be male)

いいつもり (assumed to be smart)

つもり (supposed to be perfect)

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~つもりで、=with the intention of, as, as if
The following clause doesn't always need to be contradictory. you could say:
があるつもりで、はましめにした。」"I studied hard as if there was a test tomorrow."
5 years ago
sschroer - Level 2
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when followed by で and a contradictory statement, it can mean 'although (action was meant), (opposite happened) - for example: のつもりでったのに,にされてしまった。 I meant it as a joke but i was taken seriously.
11 years ago
avatar mysticfive - Level 955
 
Intending to A
Often followed by an action taken in order to accomplish A

  1. Plan to A; be going to A; intend to do A
  2. Supposed to be A; intended to be A; assumed to be A
    Used when something is expected/assumed/intended to be A (but in reality is different)
  3. Intending to A
    Often followed by an action taken in order to accomplish A
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           する つもり            
Intending to live on my own in Tokyo, I saved my money.
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マラソン        つもり           
Intending to participate in a marathon, I practiced in advance.

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つもり
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つもり (intending to go)



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Discussion about this grammar
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Years Studied: 1
Studying: JLPT 4
Level: 1, : 2
I have a small question about the advanced notes section. I was just curious if there was any real difference between the two ways of forming the negative (I do not intend). Or rather, do people generally use one over the other for any reason?
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11 years ago
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Level: 122, : 6,897
I don't believe so, but hopefully someone else can chime in.
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11 years ago
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Years Studied: 5
Studying: JLPT N1
Level: 1, : 658
A small info that might be useful:

つもりはありません is a stronger negation than ないつもりです.

Perhaps you could add that to the advanced section.
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11 years ago
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Level: 122, : 6,897
Got it!
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11 years ago
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Years Studied: 5
Studying: JLPT N1
Level: 1, : 658
Great!
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11 years ago
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Years Studied: since 2000
Studying: のため、だから
Level: 955, : 5,016
‾つもりありません means along the lines of 'don't plan/intend to do ‾,' whereas ‾ないつもりです is along the lines of 'intend not to do‾.' The difference is slight but there ^.‾
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11 years ago (Edited 11 years ago.)
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Years Studied: since 2000
Studying: のため、だから
Level: 955, : 5,016
not sure if this should be a separate grammar point or not: what about つもりで? for example のつもりでったのに,にされてしまった。 I meant it as a joke but i was taken seriously.
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11 years ago
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Level: 122, : 6,897
1. Will add clarification on the negative forms.
2. Do you disagree that your example is covered in the 'supposed to [A]' meaning? (The only difference I see is that it doesn't currently denote the で in the usage pattern).
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11 years ago
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Years Studied: since 2000
Studying: のため、だから
Level: 955, : 5,016
I'm not sure if it's covered, mostly because of the usage - with this version there needs to be a contradictory statement afterward. Could fall under this page, but I don't know
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11 years ago
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Level: 122, : 6,897
I think that'd be fine as a usage note under the first usage.
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11 years ago
Level: 1, : 210
under the advanced notes I think it might be easier for people to understand the difference between the two if you change the translation of しいわないつもりです。 from I do not plan on buying a car next year. to I plan on not buying a car next year.
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10 years ago
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Level: 122, : 6,897
Thanks - this was already brought up in the notes below it, but it helps to unify the meanings and the notes. Done!
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10 years ago
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Site admin
Level: 122, : 6,897
Fixed, thank you!
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8 years ago
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Level: 862, : 349

I down-voted the second sentence of the second meaning, but the window disappeared before I could enter my correction. I think it should be 「は、なつもりだった」 and not 「は、のつもりだっただだ」.

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5 years ago
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Level: 122, : 6,897

Taking care of it now, thanks!

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5 years ago



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