JLPT N2 Grammar

JLPT N2 Grammar lesson 31
JLPT N2 Grammar lesson 31

JLPT N2 Grammar lesson 31. 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 151:

Nを/ Vるのを/ Vたのを + きっかけに/きっかけとして/きっかけにして/契機に/契機として


On the occasion of.

For example:

Koukou sotsugyou wo kikkake ni kami wo akaku someta.
After graduating from high school, I dyed my hair red.

Taiin wo keiki ni furusato ni kaerimashita.
I returned to my hometown after being discharged from the hospital.

Sakunen no jiko o keiki to shite, anzen taisaku ga kyouka sareta.
On the occasion of last year’s accident, the safety methods have been accelerated.

Structure 152:

Nの/ Vる+際に


When/ while
More formal than 時、used for a certain occasion, rarely used as negation.

For example:

Kaigai ryokou no sai ni, pasupooto ga hitsuyou desu.
When traveling abroad, a passport is required .

Tanin to hanasu sai ni wa, kotobadzukai ni ki wo tsukete kudasai.
When talking with others, be careful with your words.

Structure 153:

A(事実)。それなのに B(予想外の結果)


Even though ~ however

For example:

Watashi wa isshoukenmei benkyou shita. Sorenanoni tesuto de warui ten wo totta.
I studied hard. Despite that, I got a bad score on the test.

Mainichi kusuri wo nonde iru. Sorenanoni byouki ga naoranai.
I take medicine every day. Despite that, my illness doesn’t go away.

Structure 154:

A (状況)。それでも B(結果)


A. But B

For example:

Kare wa warui hito da. Soredemo watashi wa kare ga suki.
He is a bad person. But even so, I still like him. 

Tabemono ga mazukatta. Soredemo kanojo wa oishisou ni tabeta.
The food was bad. But even so, she still ate deliciously.

Structure 155:



in that case. So (we should). A. It’s better/ Had better to B

For example:

“Onaka ga suita.”   “Sorenara, onigiri wo katte ageyou.”
“I’m hungry.”  “Then I’ll buy you a rice ball.” 

“Ima, sore, yaritakunai.”  “Sorenara yaranakute ii yo.”
“Right now I don’t want to do that.”  “In that case, you don’t have to do it.”

Above are the JLPT N2 Grammar lesson 31. Remember to read carefully and make up your own examples to memorize better.

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