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Verbs +「~てくる」 , which verbs? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Difference between -て行く and -て来る my doubt is which verbs I can use with ~てくる (~ていく) ABOUT ME I don't want to say "I undestand", but I'd like to say "I'm understanding" (I'm ...
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How is て行く being used in すすんで行く and さいて行く? [duplicate]

I came across すすんで行く and さいて行く in a vocabulary list, and it was immediately obvious that there was probably some sort of grammatical construct involving て行く that was in use here. I don't really know ...
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What is the *proper* differentiation between 来る and 行く?

In many beginning Japanese classes, 来る【くる】 and 行く【いく】 are presented as "to come" and "to go," respectively. Dictionaries generally also define them this way. However, every once in a while in more ...
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What's the difference between 歩んでいった and 歩んできた?

私はまっすぐな人生を歩んできた。 私はまっすぐな人生を歩んでいった。 Could someone explain to me the difference between the two? Thanks a lot! Edit: I still find ていった confusing even after reading the other post. So ...
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In Japanese, what does the word "kimashita" mean and how does it work?

In my text book it says “kimashita” is the past form of “to come”. But then in the textbook it says: How long have you worked here? Koko de wa dorekurai hataraite kimashita ka? How does “kimashita” ...
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Differences between た/てた

Context: From Yotsuba&, they went gathering chestnuts and one of them had a bug in it so they threw it away. But here the young girl is eating from the rest and her sister is saying that there ...
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Meaning of 寒くなる vs. 寒くなっています

Today it crossed my mind how could I translate this, and some confusion arose with the verbal forms to use. If I wanted to say "I got cold", I would say 寒くなった However, for "I'm ...
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Different ways of saying "X continues / keep doing X"

I am trying to figure out the differences between all of these forms listed below. The examples are all part of these two pages: http://japanesetest4you.com/jlpt-n3-grammar-list/ http://...
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「Vていった」 v.s. 「Vてきた」 in the case of 「お花しおれてっちゃった」

In the animated film Spirited Away, there is a line (00:00:54) saying: 「お花しおれてっちゃった」, a contracted form of 「お花がしおれていってしまった」. According to this page by 東京外国語大学, the difference between 「Vていった」 and 「...
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What is the difference between 行きます and 行ってきます (ました、ません etc)?

When talking with a friend in Japanese, they said "行ってないです", they cannot explain why it's different from "行きません/でした". As far as I'm aware, I'm not sure what the difference would be in terms of it ...
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When to use 出て来る over 出る

Here is a sentence from the children's story ももたろう, describing when the child appears from within the giant peach. 桃の中から赤ちゃんが出てきました。 My dictionary lists 出て来る as meaning "to come out" with ...
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Colloquial grammar question: ...が出来たから...ってくれって言ってきたんだろうが!

My colloquial Japanese needs some brushing up on, in particular with grammar. I'm currently reading a manga, the context is that Character 1 showed up and Character 2 seems surprised that he's there. ...
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What do the words 「きてやった」 mean?

It is a situation that a little girl throwing several raw eggs to two policemen. After that, she was running away and saying the below sentence. Here is the sentence. なっとうもふりかけてきてやった
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Verb てform + くる what does it mean?

I'd like to know what is the meaning of the previous pattern I mentioned in the following sentence: 職場ではそんな話ばかりきこえてくるぞ! I guess きこえて is the てform of 聞こえる. But what is the meaning of きこえて + くる ...
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What's きます in 持ってきます?

What does きます mean here? Also I'd like a translation for this sentence. 女の子達は両親に朝御飯を持ってきます。
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What is the difference between ~ていてください and ~ていってください?

a.ゆっくりしていてください b.ゆっくりしていってください What's the difference between these two sentences? How to translate them?
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How to translate 「こうなれば」

I'm trying to figure out what こうなれば/こうなりゃ means in the sentence 仲間を呼ばれた!こうなりゃ一匹ずつ潰していくまでだ。 なれば = それだから。したがって。 The Google fish says こうなれば = "in this way," but it seems like it should be translated ...
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What's the purpose of adding って here?

Wouldn't 連れてくれよ be exactly the same?
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Difference between 生まれてくる and 生まれる

What is the difference between 生まれてくる and 生まれる? I looked up くる in 大辞林 and found the following: ある事態が出現し,またある現象が現れる意を表す。 「生まれてくる子供のために」 「なくした本が出てきた」 But this still doesn't help me understand the ...
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What meaning does やって add to the following main verbs?

What meaning does the prefix やって give to the main verbs? Is it a constant one can do with some other verbs as well? For example やって来る やって見る やって退ける やって行く
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Why does this sentence have 帰って来なさい?

In A Dictionary of Basic Japanese Grammar in the ~nasai section it has this example sentence: "早くうちに帰って来なさいよ。" with translation "Come home early, OK?". I'm aware of the general difference between 帰る ...
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How to use だんだん properly?

If I wanted to say, "Ken's getting better and better at Japanese", then would this be correct? けんさんはだんだんじょうずになります。
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Difference between "seems" from past evidence and "seems" from current experience

Part way through this question I got a bit side-tracked. I'll try and express my problem better here. I think that the conclusion to the previous question was that 飛行機が混みそうです means "It seems the ...
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なく after a verb, what are the uses?

夕暮れで 二人 少しずつ見えなくなっていって In this case I suppose it 見えなく(invisible) + 成っていって(becoming). But in this case below how would it work? サヨナラ 会えなくなったって 僕らは続きがあるから
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Trouble understanding 着ていったら

I am having trouble understanding 着ていったら in the following sentence: 明日の夕食会にはどんな服を着ていったら良いですか。 I understand how ~たら is normally used, its more combination with ていっ that seems to be throwing me off. ...
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Meaning of auxiliary ゆく/いく in this context

While translating a song, I've stumbled upon the following sentence: 落ちた希望を拾って明日に繋いでゆけば Which got me wondering what the difference between the following two is: 落ちた希望を拾って明日に繋いでゆけば 落ちた希望を拾って明日に繋げば ...
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A consistent explanation about the various forms of ていくand てくる?

I don't know if my question will be well received but I searched a pretty long time and didn't found a good answer so I try. I was trying to read this NHK article and I found this form: 「いや、実はそもそも、...
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What verb form is してきた?

What is してきた? 文化という言葉は、芸術や学問など人間が生み出した高い達成度を持つもの(ハイカルチャー)を指すとともに、人間の社会が長年にわたって形成してきた慣習や振舞いの体系を指す (source) I suppose it's a conjugated form of する, but I can't find it. I don't know if it has anything ...
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What does kimashita means in 寒くなってきました

寒くなってきました I learned the grammar "verb-te + ikimasu/kimasu" which means doing something and going back or the other. I searched up the grammar and it also means "becoming/start to"....
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Is こられた (from 来られた from 来られる) here working as a passive helping?

I came across two paragraphs in which こられた is mentioned. 1st paragraph: 萩生田文部科学大臣は、NHKの取材に対し、「報道が事実だとすれば、これまで体調が悪い中でも業務を続けてこられたのに、ここにきて辞任されるのは非常に残念だ。まだお若いので、今後は体調に気をつけていただきながら後輩への指導をしっかりしてもらいたい」...
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What does 運を消費していく mean?

i'm asking myself what 運を消費していく means? Context: My penpal won concert tickets and i congragulated him with おめでとうございます! and he responded with ありがとうございます!!運を消費していく. Unfortunately i had not the time to ...
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When do you use forms of 歩く as a verb to talk about walking?

I've come across different usages of 歩く as a verb and was unsure in which scenarios they would be most appropriate to use. Is 歩く used with 来る? 東京タワーまで歩いて来ます。 Or is it used with 行く? 東京タワーまで歩いて行きます。 ...
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きれいな鳥に連れてってもらいます

Someone asked his/her friend "What did you do after the wedding party" and his/her friend said: ええ、すこしながいやすみをとって、きれいな鳥に連れてってもらいます。 I don't understand the meaning of "鳥に" here, and "連れてってもらいます" ...
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What does きた do in this sentence

What is the difference between 中学生になってもずっとボーッと生きてきたけど 中学生になってもずっとボーッと生きたけど What does きた do in this sentence this is from the second episode of the anime K-On! the character is telling a story about ...
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行ってこなかった meaning

筆記試験の重要性は今更説明するまでもないが、学校はこれまで、体育祭や合宿くらいなもので他学年との交流を深くは行ってこなかった。 It was a sentence from a light novel ようこそ実力至上主義の教室へ that I'm reading at this moment. The school is going to hold a special exam where ...
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Understanding かかわってくる

「進級するにあたっては、一般教養の単位も必要だが、各学科の個別課題の提出率も大きくかかわってくる」 I understand that the speaker is saying the 提出率 matters a great deal when it comes to 進級. But why is there a くる added to 関わる? Does the くる mean ...
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ていく (auxiliary verb) - Clarification on nuance

I was revising the grammar for ていく and got this sentence from the Dictionary of Basic Japanese Grammar. これからは寒くなっていく The meaning the book gave was that "It will get colder (and continue to be ...
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Explanation of 「雪も降ってきて」

What does it mean to have も plus the て form and きて?A translation gives me “Now that it’s snowing...” so does するもしてきて mean “Now that it’s X...”? Or is there another meaning to it?
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A little clarification about 呼んでくる

1)What is the meaning of the てくる form in this specific case?(I more or less know the meanings of てくる but I can't tell which one is used in 呼んでくる) 2)Does it imply going somewhere or this action can be ...
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How does ていた (from ている) compare to てくる and てきた?

I thought I'd understood the differences until I actually had to use them more often to express myself better. Since this is an old, recurring grammar topic, I'll just lay out all possible forms I can ...
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Meaning of くる in 鼻の奥まで染みこんでくる

独特の臭いだな。鼻の奥まで染みこんでくるぞ。 穴から水が溢れてくる 水槽に手を入れると舐め回してくる人なつっこいホトケドジョウ てくる is something I've never really seen a clear and comprehensive explanation of the different uses and what they mean. They ...
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Did I interprete this 反対してきました correctly?

For full context: http://www3.nhk.or.jp/news/easy/k10011277371000/k10011277371000.html The sentence in question: ローマ法王は、今までも「人間は広島や長崎から何も学んでいない」などと言って、核兵器に反対してきました。 My attempt at translation: "...
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What does 生きる mean in 才能が生きてくる? Is that expression an idiom? Can you provide some extra examples highlighting the same usage of 生きる?

I came across the following sentence in my textbook, 新完全マスターN2 文法, and I can't understand the part in bold font: チャンスがあってはじめて、才能が生きてくるのではないだろうか。 I looked up the expression 才能が生きる just in case it was ...
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Couple of translation questions

I'm on chapter eight of Genki 1 and I'm struggling with a couple of pieces of dialogue and their translations. Here's the first: たけしさん、あしたみんなでバーベキューをしませんか。 The given translation is "Takeshi, ...
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What does 白く濁っていく mean?

Reading the lyrics of the song 化粧直し by 東京事変 the first sentence says: 貴方が去ったあとのこの部屋 白く濁っていく So I translate that to: You left after this room 白く濁っていく What do 白く濁っていく means?
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Meaning of 芯を通す and 芯の通る

In this manga about boxing I found the following unrelated sentences: 1) もっと探れ… 伏黒【ふくろ】さんの拳。小さくても攻撃を未然に防ぐため… 芯を通してくる。 2) 芯の通ったパンチを打ってこなくなって… 後退を優先してる。 In the first the protagonist is thinking ...
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Interpreting きている

My question is how to understand きている when used after verbs like 入る etc. For example: 太陽の光が中に入ってきているのでとても明るい空間になっていて How is the きている to be interpreted here? I guess in my head the question stems ...
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てきた grammar form

Can you explain me the difference between these two sentences : 誰かが電話した。 誰かが電話して来た。
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Meaning of 付いてくる and 付いていく

While it may appear as possible duplicate The difference between "follow" using についていく、「あと?」をつける、「あと?」をついていく , the specificity here is a school/training context which was not discussed ...
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question on ていく and てくる?

In the following sentence, 最近、宿題をしてこない生徒が多いです which means "Many students come to school without doing homework." why doesn't this mean "Many students don't come to school or do homework....
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