I didn’t mean to…
Today, let’s look at ‘I didn’t mean to…’
The phrase “I didn’t mean to …” is usually used for something bad that you did, but didn’t want to do.
If you are talking about something that happened, that is not bad, you could say:
- I wasn’t planning to watch a movie, but I saw one anyway.
- I decided to watch a movie to fill in time.
- I decided to watch a movie just for the fun of it.
If you are talking about people you met, but wasn’t planning to meet, you can use “bump into“.
I bumped into Miho yesterday in Ikebukuro.
If you visit someone in their house, without planning to, you can use “drop by“.
I was in this area, so I decided todrop by. (I was near here, so I decided to visit you)
Question: Do you often do things for the fun of it? Or do you like to plan what you want to do carefully?
Put your answer in the comments!