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Incorrect translation in Module 2.8?

JohnB232

In module 2.8, translations are given such as:

toire de ikimasu
to go to the bathroom

and

tabako o kaimasu
to buy cigarettes

In the "imasu" form they're in, don't they mean "I will go to the bathroom" and "I will buy cigarettes," respectively (with the other given examples following suit)? In order to maintain their "to (do)" form, shouldn't the verbs be "iku" and "kau," respectively (with the other given examples following suit)?

Just in the previous module, 2.7, this was the case. For example...

tabako o suu
to smoke cigarettes

...so I'm a bit confused as to why, if I'm mistaken, the Japanese verbs would have shifted tense meaning in 2.8.

Thank you!

toru e

Correct, they're the conjugated polite form, not the infinitive (dictionary/plain form), so there shouldn't be a "to" (also, it should be toire ni ikimasu [トイレに 行きます」, because iku [いく / 行く] is directional).
 

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