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日本人は 旅行に___時 たくさん お土産 を買います。

1・ 行く 2・ 行った

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日本人は 旅行に「行く」時たくさんおみやげを買います。

Japanese buy lots of souvenirs before going to trip.

日本人は 旅行に「行った」時たくさんおみやげを買います。

Japanese buy lots of souvenirs when they goes to trip.

  • The problem im having is.. Why it has be 行った since the sentence is a habitual of thing. That until now is still happening. I translated it as "Japanese people buys a lot of souvenir when they go on travel" which Perfectly to 行く時。it quite strange to use 行った時 since it 時 is not part of Subjunctive Mood. – user19877 Feb 16 '17 at 4:26
  • If you say just "They goes on a travel", 「彼らは旅行に行く」. But if you say "when they goes on travel", 「彼らが旅行に行った時」. Keyword is "when" – wf9a5m75 Feb 16 '17 at 17:26
  • That's my point. If they go ob travel why it has to be past. 行く時 is more seems correct – user19877 Feb 16 '17 at 20:46
  • Because "they" aren't on the trip when someone talking about "they" ("they" is Japanese people in this topic) at the time. – wf9a5m75 Feb 16 '17 at 22:06
  • The same topic as japanese.stackexchange.com/a/30878/19880 – wf9a5m75 Feb 16 '17 at 22:10

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