Decoded Slug: ~み (~mi)

Japanese JLPT Grammar Point
~み (~mi)

~み (~mi)

Short explanation:

A suffix that emphasizes the actions of verbs.


Verb-stem + み


Kare wa hashirimita ga, mada hiza ga itai to kanjita.
He tried running, but he still felt pain in his knee.
Kanojo wa ryouri wo tsukurimita ga, shippai shite shimatta.
She tried cooking but ended up failing.
Hajimete no deeto de, kare wa kanojo ni sapuraizu o shiyou to kangae, utaimita.
On their first date, he thought of surprising her and tried singing.
Kono keeki wa oishisou dakara, ajimi shi ni tabete miru.
Since this cake looks delicious, I will try eating it to taste it.

Long explanation:

The ~み grammar point is a suffix that attaches to the stem of verbs, emphasizing the action or state expressed by the verb. It adds a sense of trying something out, experiencing it, or deliberate action.

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