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~たつもり

~たつもり

Today’s Question

京都大学きょうとだいがくったつもりで勉強べんきょうした。
How much did I actually study?

Today’s Grammar Point:  ~たつもり

つもり means an “intention”, so つもり is often used with a dictionary form verb to express the speaker’s intended action in the future, but if つもり is used with a past tense verb, ~たつもり can express an assumption or conviction which may not necessarily true or real.

Connections

  • [たform verb] + つもり
    たform verb is the past plain form of a verb

Examples

京都大学きょうとだいがくったつもりで勉強べんきょうした。
I studied as if I went to Kyoto University.

おやになったつもりで小さないもうと面倒めんどうた。
I took on the role of a parent and cared for my little sister.

んだつもりで一生懸命いっしょうけんめいはたらいた。
We worked as hard as we could.
(We worked hard as if we are no longer alive.)

えきまでタクシーにったつもりで貯金ちょきんした。
I put away the money I would have spent on a taxi to the station.

あなたになったつもりでかんがえてみました。
I tried looking at it from your point of view.

電源でんげんったつもりだった。
I thought that I had turned off the power.

すっかり合格ごうかくしたつもりになっていた。
I was sure that I had passed.

かぎをここにいたつもりなのにつからない。
I thought I put my keys here, but now I can’t find them.

「きれいにそうじしたつもりです」「つもりじゃだめですよ」
“I thought I cleaned it all up.”—“Thinking isn’t good enough.”

やりかたはわかったつもりになっていたんですが。
I thought I understood how to do it but ….

昨日きのう宿題しゅくだいわらせたつもりだったんですが、最後さいご問題もんだいのこっていました。
I thought I had finished my homework yesterday but the last question was not answered.

Answer to Today’s Question: I want to say I did a lot but I’m not sure.

For the actual meaning of the sentence, see above.

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