I want to say "I want to watch a movie with you"..

Can I say this?


  • つもり means "intention". – istrasci Oct 10 '17 at 19:06

あなたと映画を見るつもりです。I plan to see a movie with you.

と is the right particle to use with あなた if you want to mean "with them", however, つもり tends to mean "I plan to" , and not "I want to".

I think this is better:

一緒に映画を見たいのです。I want to see a movie with you (together).

The の particle I put in for "explanation" towards the listener. You are trying to explain to them you want to see a movie with them, correct? The particle isn't necessary, it's just my preference.

Note: The sentence I've provided you might not be used if you are asking a good friend (it's kind of formal). In that case you could say:

一緒に映画を見たい!I want to see a movie with you!


Japanese does not usually say あなた when you are talking to another person.

一緒に映画を見たいです。I want to watch a movie together with you (politely).

But, if that person is your friends or family members, you can just use in 辞書形 by omitting です。


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    辞書形 -- You mean 普通形/plain form? (cos 見たい is not the 辞書形/dictionary form of 見る...) – Chocolate Oct 9 '17 at 23:43
  • @Chocolate first example is ますけい (Polite form) and the second one is じしょけい/普通形 (Non-polite form). Polite means you've to use in that form when you are talking to strangers or older people and non-polite means you can only use it to only people close to you. – Khay Oct 10 '17 at 4:13

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