- 今日も宿題を持ってくるのを忘れた。I forgot to bring my homework today too. (To 'come with' homework was forgotten)
- パパ〜、じゃが芋を買ってきたよ！Dad, I bought the potatoes. (Bought and 'came with')
When used in relation to time, the nuance is usually that something has already come to pass, or will start to happen from now.
- 最近、日本語が上手くなってきた感じがする。Recently I feel like I have come to be better at Japanese. (Very similar to 'gotten' in English)
You will come back home soon, right? (Literally - Return and come)
Please bring a bento when you come.
I will go to the bathroom and come back.
Since coming back to America, I have quickly come to be fatter.
You have come to look like your mother.
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てくる – Grammar Discussion
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なった would be “become”, but the sentence is wanting “came to be”.
I finally became good at Japanese.
I finally came to be good at Japanese.
Thank you so much @severian !
But, oh, blimey, my English is getting worse and worse, let alone learning Japanese! I can’t see any difference between those two sentences in terms of meaning!
Let me go away and think about that one, because I just don’t feel like I have the brain-power right now! Thanks again so much!
If I wanted to express a negative (i.e. something did not occur) would I use the negative て form or negative of くる?
Because it snowed so much yesterday, I was unable to leave the house. (Perhaps this isn’t even an acceptable usage of the grammar structure)
I don’t see examples of negatives used in the lesson.
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