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N4 Grammar Course

〜ておく/とく

Usage:

Te Form of Verb + おく
Te Form of Verb(delete the て in the end)+とく


Meaning:

do something in advance
leave something undone

Examples:

これ、冷蔵れいぞうておくよ。
I’ll put this in the fridge.

そのきょうくんおぼておく価値かちがある。
It is worthwhile remembering the moral.

明日あしたまでにておく必要ひつようがある。
I need to know by tomorrow.

まさかのときそなておくのは賢明けんめいだ。
It is wise to provide against a rainy day.

レポートをまえに、りょうあつておく
I will collect the document in advance before I write the report.

Note:

とく is often used in conversation.

かんがとくよ。
I’ll think about it.

やくとくね。
I’ll make a reservation.

さきあやまとくね。
I’ll apologize first.

やっぱり、やめとく
Maybe next time.

パーティーのじゅんとくよ。
I’ll see to the arrangements for the party.
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3 thoughts on “〜ておく/とく

  1. If the ~って of te-form is used, ex : 笑って would it be 笑っとく or 笑とく?

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      Yeah!

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      笑っとく

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