JLPT N1 grammar lesson 6

JLPT N1 grammar lesson 6
JLPT N1 grammar lesson 6

JLPT N1 grammar lesson 6. Hi everyone! In this article, LearnJapanesedaily will introduce to you the JLPT N1 Grammar. Each lesson will consist of about 5 structures for you to learn step by step and have more time to practise.

JLPT N1 grammar structure 26 :

~ ともなく/ ともなしに

Formation 1:

[動] 辞書形 + ともなく/ ともなしに

Explanation :

Do something naturally, unconsciously, unintentionally. Often used with verbs indicating wills like 「見る/ 聞く/ 待つ v.v」.  Verbs are usually repeated before and after「ともなく/ ともなしに」

Examples and meanings :

1. テレビを見るともなく見ていたら、友達がテレビに出ていてびっくりした。
I was just watching TV unconsciously when I saw my friend on the TV, which made me very surprised.

2. 朝起きて、何をするともなくしばらくぼんやりしていた。
I woke up in the morning and was blank for a while without doing anything.

Formation 2:

疑問詞+(助詞) + ともなく/ ともなしに

Explanation :

From somewhere/somewhere/someone.. unidentified

Examples and meanings :

1. どこからともなく、おいしそうなカレーのにおいがしてくる。
The delicious smell of curry was from somewhere.

2. だれともなく、熊だ(くまだ)さんのことをクマちゃんとあだ名(な)で呼び始めた。
Don’t know who started calling Kumada by the nickname Kuma-chan (bear dude).

JLPT N1 grammar structure 27 :

~ ながらに(して)

Formation :

「動」ます/ 「名」+ ながらに(して)

Explanation :
Since../while.. (the status stays the same)

Examples and meanings :

1. この子は生まれながらに優(すぐ)れた音感を持っていた。
Since he was born, this child has a special sense of music.

2. インターネットのおかげで、今は家にいながらにして世界中の人と交流できる。
Thanks to the Internet, I can now interact with people all over the world even when I’m staying at home.

JLPT N1 grammar structure 28 :

~ きらいがある

Formation :
[動] 辞書形・ない形/ [名] の + きらいがある

Explanation :
Has the tendency, habit of doing something (not good).

Examples and meanings :
1. 彼はどうも物事(ものごと)を悲観的(ひかんてき)に考えるきらいがある。
He has the tendency of thinking things pessimistically.
2. うちの部長は自分と違う考え方を認めようとしないきらいがある。
Our head of the office has a habit of not unwilling to accept other way of thinking beside his own.

JLPT N1 grammar structure 29 :

~ がてら

Formation :

[名] する/ [動] ます + がてら

Explanation : 
While, by the way = ついでに

Examples and meanings :

1. 散歩がてら、ちょっとパンを買いに行ってきます。
While I go to stroll, I’ll get the breads then come home

2. 友達を駅まで送りがてらDVDを返してきた。
While sending my friend to the gas station, I returned the DVD as well.

JLPT N1 grammar structure 30 :

~ かたがた

Formation :
[名]する + かたがた

Explanation : 

While doing something, do something else as well/do something with 2 purposes.
This structure is often used with verbs indicating movements.

Examples and meanings :

1. 部長のお宅へお礼かたがたごあいさつに行こうと思っています。
I plan to go to my boss’s house to thanks and to say hi as well.

2. ご報告かたがた一度伺いたいのですが・・・。
I want to visit you to report about the job as well.

Above are the JLPT N1 Grammar lesson 6. Remember to read carefully and make up your own examples to memorize better.

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