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Coming and going

Alexandra
Asked 6 years ago

I kind of understand this lesson: http://www.nihongomaster.com/lesson/view/106/comings-and-goings , but at the second dialong (she talking on the phone with him) I don't get why is he using the verb いく . Because, before the dialogue it's writen: ,,When you use いく or くる, always remember to speak from your own perspective.'' So he shouldn't use the verb くる, to say that he is coming to her? Or, it's like a rule, that you have to say that you are going to someone instead coming to someone?

I'm not a native English speaker, but in my country I can use both in this situation. :)

 

When I said this: So he shouldn't use the verb くる, to say that he is coming to her, I wanted to add: ,,because she has to talk from his perspective'', but I forgot.

Alexandra
Commented 6 years ago

Ahh!! I wanted to say: because HE has to talk from his perspective. I need a edit option. >.<

Alexandra
Commented 6 years ago

Know someone who might be able to answer this question?

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Hi Alexandriaさん

The person is saying that "he/she is coming now," but as you say, in this case he/she should use the verb いく.  If he/she uses the verb くる, he/she is talking from the other person's (the listener's) perspective. 

Please let me know if you have any more problem with this concept.

Masako
Answered 6 years ago