ます］(*) + まくる
Verb［て］+ Verb［て］+ Verb［
ます］(*) + まくる
(*) Verb has to be volitional (can be controlled by the will of a doer)
As mentioned, this structure will attach to the conjunctive form of other verbs.
昨日は釣具屋でルアーを買いまくったから、来週までご飯とふりかけで我慢しなきゃいけない。I bought a bunch of lures at the tackle shop yesterday, so I have put up with eating rice and furikake until next week.
- 久しぶりに実家に帰って、母の料理を食べまくってるから少し太ってきた。I have started to gain some weight because I've been eating so much of my mom's food, ever since I came to visit my family after a long time.
- 昨日はカラオケで歌いまくったから、声が全然でない。I sang like crazy at the karaoke last night, so I lost my voice.
しゃっくりが出まくりすぎて苦しい。I am having a hard time breathing because I am hiccuping like crazy. (Unnatural Japanese)
Hayase and Naoto danced like crazy.
Repeating the verb in the て-form is used for the additional emphasis.
'I've been eating chocolate like crazy lately, so I've gained some weight.'
Uzaki: 'Do you have plans for the golden week? '
Sakurai: 'It's a rare opportunity, so I want to play games every day like crazy, from dusk till dawn.'
'I heard that Masaharu-san bought a new car and has been driving it all the time, every single day.'
'Yoshiko loves to talk. She talks nonstop, like crazy so I can't stand her.'
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まくる – Grammar Discussion
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I was scratching my head over what this was supposed to mean, but I think I found the answer. Seems like I wasn’t the only one confused about “volitional verbs”.
I have modified the structure a bit, what do you think?
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Hi! Looks good to me, now it is clearer what volitional means. Thank you!
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