Japanese 尚 なお grammar nao

Japanese 尚 なお grammar nao
Japanese 尚 なお grammar nao

Let’s learn Japanese 尚 なお grammar nao :

Japanese 尚 なお grammar nao

JLPT level : N2

Meaning and how to use :

1. Describe the higher level or a state of continuity. Can also used to contrast the two clauses and can be translated as “In contrast..”.


Watashi to uchiake tara, nao kibun ga yoku naru desho u.
If you confide with me, maybe you will feel even better.

Shujutsu o uke ta ato, nao byoujou ga waruku natta.
After surgery, the condition got worse.

Chuui sare te mo, kanojo ha nao bakabakashii koto o shi te iru.
Even though she was warned, she still continued doing stupid things.

Japanese 尚 なお grammar nao

2. Used to add informations/conditions/exceptions that is/are related to the previous sentence.
Can also be used with the meaning “but” to indicate otherwise than the prediction from the preceding sentence. This form is used in writing such as posters, announcements, dissertations.


Kono shiai ni moushikomu toki, rireki sho o teishutsu shi te kudasai. Nao, sanka hi mo teishutsu shi te kudasai.
Please submit your resume when you apply for this competition. Also please pay the entry fee.

Jouhou ha webusaito ni norase te i masu. Nao, kiki tai koto ga attara, tantou sha ni kii te kudasai.
Information is posted on the website. In addition, if you have something to ask, please ask the person in charge.

Kotoshi no gakuhi ha ni zero zero man en desu. Nao, ichi nen gakusei ha ichi go zero man en dake desu.
Tuition cost for this year is 2 million yen. In addition, one year students are only 1.5 million yen.

Related structures :

Ref : tuhoconline

above is Japanese 尚 なお grammar nao. 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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