JLPT N2 Grammar

JLPT N2 Grammar lesson 15JLPT N2 Grammar lesson 15

JLPT N2 Grammar lesson 15. Hi everyone! In this article, Learn Japanese daily 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 71:

Nである/ A/ A(minus な)である/ Vる+ 反面


But/ On the other hand
Used for describing contradiction.

For example:

Kono apaato wa eki ni chikai hanmen, yachin ga takai.
This apartment is close to the station but on the other hand, the rent is high.

Pasokon wa benrina hanmen, koware yasui.
Computers are convenient but on the other hand, they are easy to break.

Structure 72:

Nである/ A/ A(minus な)である/ Vる+一方(で)


On the contrary.

For example:

Yononaka ni wa yasashii hito ga iru ippou de, warui hito mo iru.
There are good people in the world but on the contrary, there are also bad people.

Kono atari wa, shizukana ippou, fuben dearu.
This place is quiet but on the contrary, very inconvenient.

Structure 73:



To have the propensity/ Gradually.
More and more.

For example:

Taikichuu no CO2 noudo no joushou to tomoni, chikyuu no ondanka wa susumu ippouda.
Along with the increase in atmospheric CO2, the globe warming is increasing more and more.

Byoujou wa waruku naru ippou da.
The condition keeps getting worse.

Structure 74:



Should do what.
Used to express an opinion about something in general, to give advice, a warning, command to the other person.
Used in both speaking and writing.

For example:

Mina ni ayamaru beki da.
I should apologize to everyone.

Anata wa kono eiga wo miru beki dewa nai.
You shouldn’t watch this movie.

Motto benkyou suru beki datta.
I should have studied harder.

Structure 75:

V( minus ない) → Vざるをえない


Don’t want to do something but still have to do it anyways.

For example:

Kanojo ni ai ni ikazaru wo enai.
I have no choice but to go and see her.

Shachou no meirei ni shitagawazaru wo enai.
I have no choice but to follow the director ’s order.

Above are the JLPT N2 Grammar lesson 15. Remember to read carefully and make up your own examples to memorize better.

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