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VERB て-Form + みる as “to try and do VERB” or “do VERB and see what it is like”

VERB て-Form + みる as “to try and do VERB” or “do VERB and see what it is like”

In this grammatical construct, みる is most frequently written in hiragana instead of a respective kanji in order to differentiate from other common verbs such as 見る and 観る.

Example(s):

日本料理を作ってみたいです。
Nihon ryouri wo tsukutte mitai desu.
(I want to try to make Japanese cuisine.)

テニスをしてみましたがダメでした。
Tennis wo shite mimashita ga dame deshita.
(I tried to play tennis but it was hopeless.)

やってみよう!!
Yatte miyou!!
(Let’s give it a try!!)

納豆を食べてみましたが全然好きではありませんした。
Nattou wo tabete mimashita ga zenzen suki de ha arimasendeshita.
(I tried eating natto but I didn’t like it at all.)