N4 Grammar Course

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N4 Grammar Course

~てくる/てきます

In this lesson, I will teach you how to use the grammar rule ~てくる/てきます.


Usage:

Te Form of Verb + くる/きます

Meaning 1:

It means you will go back after finishing something.

Examples of Meaning 1:

ちょっとおひるべてきます。
I’m going to eat lunch.(And after that I will come back)

ちょっとスーパーにってきます。
I’m going to supermarket.(And after that I will come back)

Note:

Often used with ちょっと to express that I will come back soon.

Meaning 2:

It means doing something 
toward the talker.

Examples of Meaning 2:

かれはしってきました。
He ran toward me.

台風たいふうがやってくる。
A typhoon is coming (toward where we are living.)

Meaning 3:

until now

Examples of Meaning 3:

このイベントは百年ひゃくねんつづいてきた。
This event has been going on for a hundred years until now.

英語えいご十年じゅうねん勉強べんきょうしてきた。
I have been learning English for ten years until now.
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