On this page, you can learn Japanese grammar for ‘be going (or about) to’.
You need Verb Stem Form for this sentence pattern. Click here if you don’t know it.
be going (or about) to + verb
verb stem form + そうです
It is about to rain.
(The sky has been overcast with very dark clouds. It’s a bit far away but thunder is rumbling. There is no doubt about raining soon.)
‘verb stem form + そうです’ is used when you can tell that something is going to (about to) happen as a consequence of the current situation.
Task: Change into English.
Task: Change into Japanese, using そうです.
- It is about to snow.
- It is going to stop raining.
- A flower is about to bloom.
- My older brother was about to vomit.