JLPT N2 Grammar lesson 20

JLPT N2 Grammar lesson 20
JLPT N2 Grammar lesson 20

JLPT N2 Grammar lesson 20. 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 96:

V/ A/ N (short form) + ばかりに

Explanation:

Only because ~
Followed by something bad.

For example:

あの飛行機に乗ったばかりに、彼は死んだ。
Ano hikouki ni notta bakari ni, kare wa shinda.
He died only because he had taken that plane.

英語の先生が嫌いなばかりに、英語も嫌いになってしまった。
Eigo no sensei ga kiraina bakari ni, eigo mo kirai ni natte shimatta.
I hate English only because I hate the English teacher.

Structure 97:

V/ A/ N (short form) + のみならず/のみか

Explanation:

Not only ~ but also ~

For example:

この映画は日本のみならず、外国でもよく知られている。
Kono eiga wa nihon nominarazu, gaikoku demo yoku shirarete iru.
This movie is not only known in Japan but also world wide.

この料理は味が良いのみならず、見た目も美しい。
Kono ryouri wa aji ga yoi nominarazu, mitame mo utsukushii.
This dish doesn’t only taste good but looks good too.

子供のみか大人もこのゲームにはまっている。
Kodomo nomika otona mo kono geemu ni hamatte iru.
Not only kids but also adults love this game.

Structure 98:

Vよう ではないか/じゃないか

Explanation:

Let’s do something together.
To show a proposal, usually used by men (formally).

For example:

今日は祝いだ。みんなで飲もうではないか。
Kyou wa iwaida. Minna de nomou de wa nai ka.
Today is the anniversary, let’s go have a drink.

だれもやらないなら、ぼくがやってみようじゃないか。
Dare mo yaranai nara, boku ga yatte miyou janai ka.
If nobody can do that, I will try.

Structure 99:

V(minus ます)+ようがない/ようもない

Explanation:

Don’t know V/ There is no way to V

For example:

何と言ったらいいのか、言いようがない。
Nanto ittara ii no ka, iiyou ga nai.
If talking about what’s good, I don’t know what to say.

この作文は、日本語がめちゃくちゃで直しようがない。
Kono sakubun wa, nihongo ga mechakuchade naoshiyou ga nai.
This paper, because the Japanese is messy so there is no way to fix it.

Structure 100:

V/ A/ N (short form) +かのようだ/かのように~

Explanation:

It’s like/ Seems like.

For example:

葬式が始まると雨が降り出した。まるで空が泣いているかのようだ。
Soushiki ga hajimaru to ame ga furidashita. Marude sora ga naite iru ka no youda.
It was raining when the funeral started. It’s like the sky also cried.

怖いものでも見たかのように、彼女は震えていた。
Kowai mono demo mita ka no youni, kanojo wa furuete ita.
She is shivering as if she sees something scary.

Above are the JLPT N2 Grammar lesson 20. 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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