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VERBing Alone with 一人で (hitori de) and Together with と一緒に (to issho ni)

VERBing Alone with 一人で (hitori de) and Together with と一緒に (to issho ni)

と as “and” or “with” and 一人で as “by oneself”

As with the Noun と Noun form, と in this pattern similarly suggests a company between or amongst things. と commonly occurs with 一緒に, which means “together”. 一人で means a person is doing something by him or herself.

Example(s):

昨日、ジョージ と一緒にアイスクリームを食べます。
(Ashita, George to issho ni ice cream wo tabemasu.)
“Tomorrow, I am eating ice cream with George.”

昨日、一人で秋葉原に行きます。
(Ashita, hitori de Akihabara ni ikimasu.)
“Tomorrow, I am going to Akihabara by myself.”

一緒に
(issho ni)
“together”

一人で
(hitori de)
“alone/by myself/one person”