Decoded Slug: Verb ておく (〜te oku)

Japanese JLPT Grammar Point
Verb ておく (〜te oku)

Verb ておく (〜te oku)

Short explanation:

Perform an action in preparation for a future situation; 'to do something in advance'.


Verb-て form + おく


Eki de kippu wo katte okou.
Let's buy the tickets in advance at the station.
Ashita hayaku okiru tame ni, konban hayaku nete okimasu.
I will go to bed early tonight to wake up early tomorrow.
Shiken mae ni benkyou shite okanai to, shippai suru kamo shirenai.
If I don't study in advance before the exam, I might fail.
Kare ga touchaku suru mae ni, heya wo kirei ni souji shite okimashou.
Let's clean the room before he arrives.

Long explanation:

The ~ておく grammar point is used when you want to express performing an action in preparation for a future situation or to do something in advance. It is attached to the te-form of a verb and expresses the idea of doing something beforehand, as a preparatory action.

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