JLPT N2 Grammar lesson 33

JLPT N2 Grammar lesson 33
JLPT N2 Grammar lesson 33

JLPT N2 Grammar lesson 33. 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 161:

A。それはそうと B

Explanation:

On a different note (when changing the subject from whatever you are talking about to something else that is unrelated).

For example:

「今日の授業、面白かったね。」「うん、すごくためになった。それはそうと、今度の試験いつだっけ?」
Kyou no jugyou, omoshirokatta ne. Un, sugoku tame ni natta. Sore wa sou to, kondo no shiken itsu dakke?
Today’s class is interesting, right? Yes, I’ve learnt a lot. On a different note, when is the next exam?

「春になりましたね。それはそうと、田中さんの息子さん、大学受かったでしょうか。」
Haru ni narimashita ne. Sore wa sou to, Tanaka-san no musuko-san, daigaku ukatta deshouka.
It feels like spring. On a different note, Tanaka’s son went to university, right?

Structure 162:

A すなわち A’

Explanation:

In other words.
Means.
Formally, normally used in writing.

For example:

「母の兄、即ち僕のおじですが。。。」
Haha no ani, sunawachi boku no oji desuga…
My mother’s younger brother, in other words, my uncle.

このペットボトルには1000ミリリットル、すなわち1リットルの水が入っています。
Kono pettobotoru ni wa 1000-miririttoru, sunawachi 1-rittoru no mizu ga haitte imasu.
This bottle contains 1000ml of water, in other words, there is 1 liter of water in it.

Structure 163:

A あるいは B

Explanation:

Or maybe, or

For example:

ファックス、あるいはメールでお知らせください。
Fakkusu, aruiwa meeru de oshirase kudasai.
Let me know via fax or maybe email.

来週の火曜日の午後はどうですか。あるいは水曜日の午前でもかまいませんが。。。
Raishuu no kayoubi no gogo wa doudesuka. Aruiwa suiyoubi no gozen demo kamaimasenga…
How about next tuesday? Or maybe wednesday morning.

Structure 164:

A。だが B

Explanation:

A. But B (when speaking)

For example:

これは難しい挑戦だ。だが失敗を恐れてはいけない。
Kore wa muzukashii chousenda. Daga shippai o osorete wa ikenai.
This is a difficult challenge. But I’m not worried that I would lose.

生活は貧しい。だが幸せだ。
Seikatsu wa mazushii. Daga shiawaseda.
We are poor. But we are happy.

Structure 165:

A。だって B

Explanation:

It’s because.

For example:

「何を怒ってるの?」「だって、約束を破ったじゃないか。」
Nani o okotteruno? Datte, yakusoku o yabutta janaika.
What are you mad at about? Isn’t that because you have broken your promise?

「テストの点、よかったんだって?」「うん。だってやさしかったんだもん。」
Tesuto no ten, yokattan datte? Un. Datte yasashikattan damon.
Heard that you got a good grade on the exam? Yes, it’s because it’s easy.

Above are the JLPT N2 Grammar lesson 33. 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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