How can I say: "I am studying Japanese because I am going to Japan in October". The closest I have come is: "十月に日本に行きので日本語を勉強しています". But this sounds a little clumsy so I was wondering if there was a better (or different) way to express my reason than using ので and the nuances of this word (subtext; is it formal or casual, does it carry any implications?).

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    It should be 行ので, not 行きので.
    – aguijonazo
    Mar 15, 2022 at 1:33
  • Or 行きます to sound a little more formal.
    – istrasci
    Mar 15, 2022 at 17:19

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The correct (or one of the correct) answers would be 「十月に日本に行くので日本語を勉強しています。」Just replace 「行き」with 「行く」。「行く」in this sense translates to "am going"/"will go". Replacing 「ので」with 「から」also works in an informal sense - 「ので」is more formal than 「から」。

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