Qubyte Codes

Expressing a determination or decision to do something

Published

A combination of the volitional form of a verb and 〜と(おも)います.

For example:

  • 今日(きょう)(こう)(えん)()こうと(おも)います。
  • Literal: I think I shall go to the park today.
  • Natural: I (have just decided I) will go to the park today.

The present tense comes with the nuance that the speaker has just made a decision.

The sentence can be modified to the present progressive to indicate that the decision is not new.

  • 今日(きょう)(こう)(えん)()こうと(おも)っています。
  • Literal: I am thinking that I shall go to the park today.
  • Natural: I (decided earlier that I) will go to the park today.