JLPT N2 Grammar lesson 13

JLPT N2 Grammar lesson 13JLPT N2 Grammar lesson 13

JLPT N2 Grammar lesson 13. Hi everyone! In this article, LearnJapanesedaily will introduce to you the JLPT N2 Grammar. Each lesson will consist of about 5 structures for you to learn step by step and have more time to practise.

Structure 61:

Vたかと/ Vたと + 思ったら/思うと

Explanation:

To think, have just
When all of a sudden you realize… feel weird and can’t understand.

For example:

あの人は忙しい人で、来たかと思ったら、もう帰ってしまった。
Ano hito wa isogashii hito de, kita ka to omottara, mou kaette shimatta.
That person is very busy, I realized they had come and gone home.

花が咲いたかと思ったら、もう散ってしまった。
Hana ga saita ka to omottara, mou chitte shimatta.
Once you realize the flowers have bloomed, they have already started to wither.

Structure 62:

Aい/Nの/ Vた/ Vている/Vていた + ところ(に/へ/を)

Explanation:

Right when ~/ Just ~

For example:

お忙しいところすみません。
Oisogashii tokoro sumimasen.
Sorry for bothering you when you are busy.

会いたいと思っていたところです。
Aitai to omotte ita tokoro desu.
I was just thinking I wanted to see you.

Structure 63:

Vたところ

Explanation:

Have done

For example:

病院で検査したところ、異常はなかった。
Byouin de kensa shita tokoro, ijou wa nakatta.
I have gotten checked in the hospital, nothing is wrong.

駅に問い合わせたところ、忘れ物は届いていた。
Eki ni toiawaseta tokoro, wasuremono wa todoite ita.
Right after I had asked in the station, the lost belongings were returned.

Structure 64:

Vるどころ/ Nどころ/ Vているどころ + ではない/じゃない/ではなく/じゃなく

Explanation:

Have to do something (because of a different reason).

For example:

工場で火事があり、仕事どころではなかった。
Koujou de kaji ga ari, shigoto dokoro de wa nakatta.
Because there is a fire in the construction site so the work is being postponed.

風邪がひどくて、遊びに行くどころじゃない。
Kaze ga hidokute, asobi ni iku dokoro janai.
Because I’m sick so I can’t go out.

Structure 65:

Vる/A/ N + どころか

Explanation:

It’s not the time to do… let alone, even.

For example:

「夏休みはとれそう?」
Natsuyasumi wa toresou?
Can you take a summer holiday?
「忙しくて夏休みどころか日曜日も休めないよ。」
Isogashikute natsuyasumi dokoro ka nichiyoubi mo yasumenai yo.
I’m busy, I can’t even take a day off on Sundays, let alone a summer holiday.
「そう。うちの会社は忙しいどころか仕事がなくて困っているんだ。」
Sou. Uchi no kaisha wa ishogashii dokoro ka shigoto ga nakute komatte irunda.
Really? My company doesn’t have much going on, is now in difficulty, let alone busy.

Above are the JLPT N2 Grammar lesson 13. Remember to read carefully and make up your own examples to memorize better.

If there is anything that you find it hard to understand, feel free to comment below!

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