I Have Plans

This is just a quick note about a common mistake among students.

予約 can be translated as “appointment” or “reservation”, but these are most often used for when we are talking about a business meeting or a dentist appointment etc.

When we are talking about meeting our friends, we say “I have plans.”

Examples:

  • Do you have plans for dinner?
  • Sorry, I already have plans.
  • If you don’t have plans, let’s go for a drink.
  • I don’t have any plans for the weekend.
  • I have plans to meet my friends.

OK?