Japanese ように grammar youni

Japanese ように grammar youni
Japanese ように grammar youni

Let’s learn Japanese ように grammar youni :

JLPT level : N4

Formation :

Vる+ように
Vない+ように
Vます+ように

Meaning and how to use :

1. Purpose In order to, so that, to be able to. The following action is taken in order to (the purpose is to)  make Verb before youni happen or not happen

忘れ物をしないようにもう一度確かめる。
Wasuremono o shi nai you ni mouichido tashikameru.
To make sure that I don’t forget something, I check it once more.

留学できるように毎日勉強する。
ryuugaku dekiru you ni mainichi benkyou suru.
Study every day to study abroad (so that I can study abroad).

2. Describe advice .

忘れ物をしないようにもう一度チェックしてください。
wasuremono o shi nai you ni mouichido chekku shi te kudasai.
You should check to make sure that you don’t forget something.

遅刻しないように早く起きなさい。
chikoku shi nai you ni hayaku okinasai.
You should wake up early to not be late to school.

3. To pray.

身長が伸びますように。
shinchou ga nobi masu you ni.
Praying for the height to rise.

留学できますように。
ryuugaku deki masu you ni.
Hope that you can study abroad.

4. as, like

彼は 日本人のように日本語をしゃべている
kareha nihonjin no youni nihongo wo shabete iru
He speak Japanese just like Japanese people

私が言ったようにやってください
watashiga itta youni yatte kudasai
Do as what i said

5. It is likely that, it seems that

このシャツが似合うになるように思われます
kono shatsu ga niau ni naruyou ni omowareru
I think this Shirt seems to go well with you

Note :
When 「ように」 is used to pray or express desire we use Vます+ように

6. Vる/ Vないように いう/ちゅういする B Tell, warn … to do V/ not to do V

すぐ席に戻るように言われました
sugu sekini modoru youni iwaremashita
I was told to go back to my seat

彼にこれから間違いないように注意しました
kareni korekara machigainai youni chuui shimashita
I told (warned) him not to make mistake from now on

This is the way to tell the order/ instruction indirectly. To tell directly we say :

“すぐ席に戻れ”と言われた

”これかれ間違いでください”と彼に言いました

7. Vる/ Vない ようにする youni suru Do your best to, try to do V/ make V not happen

大きな声でしゃべて、みんなが聞こえるようにする
oo ki na koede shabete, minna ga kikoeru youni suru
I speak loudly, so that everyone can hear

甘い物を食べないようにしている
amai mono wo tabenai youni shite iru
I try not to eat sweet food

塩の量を減らして、みんなが 食べやすいようにした
shio no ryou wo herashite, minna ga tabeyasui youni shita
I reduce salt amount, so that everyone can eat easily

8. Vる/ Vない ようになる youni naru Become…

やっと 泳げるようになった
yatto oyogeru youni natta
At last, i can swim

注意されて、彼はもう遅れないようになった
chuui sarete, kareha mou okurenai youni natta
Being warned, he now doesn’t go late any more

This structure is to show a change of the situation, “from unable to “be able”

above is Japanese ように grammar youni. if you don’t understand the signs we used in fomation, you can find their meaning here : signs used in Japanese grammar structures.

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