Instantaneous Composition Method

Japanese Grammar: Trying Something or Attempting to Do Something 「…てみる」「…とする」

Japanese Grammar: てみる とする

Before starting the exercise for trying something or attempting to do something 「…てみる」「…とする」, please clarify any doubts you may have about the grammatical rules by referring to your grammar guidebook or dictionary. The Instantaneous Composition Method requires you to compose sentences with the target sentence pattern(s) over and over in order to use them almost effortlessly. You should already have the necessary knowledge.

Genki II – Lesson 13: ~てみる
Tae Kim’s Guide – Trying or attempting something

Instantaneous Composition Exercise for Trying Something or Attempting to Do Something 「…てみる」「…とする」

This is not a translation exercise. This is the Instantaneous Composition Exercise. As if a reflexive action, try to create an equivalent Japanese sentence shortly after reading an English script. Try not to think for more than three seconds.

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English and Hidden Japanese Scripts

 1.  (I will) try to look for a new house.
 2.  (I will) try to send a letter to (my) teacher.
 3.  I tried to ask my teacher (to do something). 
 4.  (I) tried to compare the two apples. 


 5.  (I) tried to clean (my) room.
 6.  Fujimoto-san often attempts to escape from the teacher. 
 7.  (My) son always tries to stay at (his) friend’s house.
 8.  (I) attempted to open the heavy door. 
 9.  (I) attempted to go to bed early. 
 10.  (I) attempted to run fast, but couldn’t do (it). 

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