JLPT N2 Grammar lesson 3

JLPT N2 Grammar lesson 3

JLPT N2 Grammar lesson 3

JLPT N2 Grammar lesson 3. 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 11 :

N 1はまだしもN2/ならまだしも

Explanation:

If that’s N1 then it’s possible, if it’s N2, it’s obviously impossible. N1 is at an easier level than N2

For example:

私の英語力では、旅行はまだしも、留学なんて無理です。
Watashi no eigoryoku de wa, ryokou wa madashimo, ryuugaku nante muri desu.
My English skills may help me survive when travelling but it’s impossible to study abroad.

20分ならまだしも、電車が一時間も遅れた。
20-pu nara madashimo, densha ga ichi-jikan mo okureta.
It would be alright if it were just 20 minutes, but the train was delayed by an hour. 

お金だけならまだしも、身分証明書まで盗まれてしまった。
Okane dake nara madashimo, mibun shoumeisho made nusumarete shimatta.
It would be alright if it were just my own money, but my identification papers were also stolen.

Structure 12 :

Aくて/ A ( minus な)で/Nで/ Vたくて+たまらない。

Explanation:

.~ Can’t bear it/ ~ (happy) incalculably / really, extremely ~
(tamaru means to contain, tamaranai mean unable to restrain, contain → unbearable)

For example:

子供のことが心配でたまらない。
Kodomo no koto ga shinpai de tamaranai.
I’m so worried about my kids.

車を買いたくてたまらない。
Kuruma wo kaitakute tamaranai. 
I really want to buy a car.

彼女に会えて嬉しくてたまらない。
Kanojo ni aete ureshikute tamaranai.
I’m so glad that I can see her.

Structure 13 :

Aくて/ A ( minus な)で/Nで/ Vて + 仕方がない/しょうがない.

Explanation:

Don’t know what to do/ extreme ~ There is no other way.
Usually used when speaking, in close relationships.

For example:

毎日暑くてしょうがない。
Mainichi atsukute shouganai.
It’s too hot everyday.

家族に会いたくてしょうがない。
Kazoku ni aitakute shouganai.
I really want to see my family.

しょうがない子ですね、一人でトイレ行けないの。
Shouganai ko desu ne, hitori toire ikenaino.
I don’t know what to do with this child, he can’t even go to the toilet alone.

Structure 14 :

Aくて/ A ( minus な)で/ Nで + かなわない。

Explanation:

Can’t stand something because ~

For example:

このカレーは辛くてかなわない。
Kono karee wa tsurakute kanawanai.
I can’t stand the spicy taste of this curry.

最近、私は忙しくてかなわない。
Saikin, watashi wa isogashikute kanawanai.
I’ve been too busy lately.

Structure 15 :

Vくて/ A ( minus な) で/ Nで/ Vて + ならない。

Explanation:

Very ~ / Really ~

For example:

嘘をつくのが嫌でならない。
Uso wo tsuku no ga iya de naranai.
I really hate telling lies.

彼はまだ戻っていない。私は心配でならない。
Kare wa mada modotte inai. Watashi wa shinpai de naranai.
He hasn’t returned yet. I’m really worried about him.

Above are the JLPT N2 Grammar lesson 3. Remember to read carefully and make up your own examples to memorize better.

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