Frequent Expression! ”Nounにします”📝
When deciding when and where to meet a friend, when asking a friend what music to sing at karaoke, when confirming what to order at a restaurant, and so on.
All of these scenarios are common in everyday living, right?
All of this is possible with just one bit of Basic level grammar.👍
Today, I'd like to introduce a very helpful grammar, “Noun にします".
When making a decision, this grammar is used.
When asking when, where, what, or by whom a decision is taken, the question words "なん(what), いつ(when), どこ(where), だれ(who)," etc. are used.
Let's look at some real-life examples!💡
(1) When deciding what to eat at a restaurant🥘
A: なん にしますか。(What would you like to have?)
B: Copi にします。(I will have a Copi.)☕️
(2) When selecting a song at a karaoke bar🎤
A: なんのうた にしますか。(What song do you sing?)
B: Maroon5 のSugarにします。(I will go with Sugar by Maroon5.)🎶
(3) When deciding on a plan🗓️
A: いつ/どこ にしますか。(When and where will we see them?)
B: 2じ にしましょう。(We'll see at 2:00)🕐
(4) When deciding who will be in charge💼
A: だれ にしますか。(Who do you want in charge?)
B: たいちさん にしましょう。(Let's place Mr. Taichi in charge.)
Some may question if the following sentences are also acceptable.❓
(1) When deciding what to order at a restaurant
A: なにを のみますか。(What would you like to have?)
B: Copiを のみます。(I will have a Copi.)
In actual communication, there is no major issue because both sides are aware of the context.
However, “Noun にします" is a grammar that focuses on "deciding on" something.
It appears more natural in the preceding case.
In both my personal and professional life, I frequently use this phrase.
I hope you will give it a shot as well!🍀
Taichi Tomo Japanese Language School https://www.tomo-japanese.com/