JLPT N2 Grammar

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


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

For example:

Sakki no eiga wa omoshirokatta desu ne. Sore wa sou to, ima wa nanji desuka.
“The movie we just watched was interesting, right? By the way, what time is it now?”

Kyou wa samui desu ne. Sore wa sou to, kinou no shiai wa dou deshitaka.
It’s cold today, right? By the way, how was the match yesterday?

Structure 162:

A すなわち A’


In other words.
Formally, normally used in writing.

For example:

Kono shashin wa, haha no imouto, sunawachi watashi no oba ni yotte torareta.
This photo was taken by my mother’s younger sister, in other words, my aunt.

Sotsugyou shiki wa ashita no ashita, sunawachi asatte ni okonawaremasu.
The graduation ceremony will be held tomorrow of tomorrow, in other words, the day after tomorrow.

Structure 163:

A あるいは B


Or maybe, or

For example:

Denwa, aruiwa meeru de gorenraku kudasai.
Please contact us by phone or email.

Aruiwa kare ga uso wo itta kamoshirenai.
Perhaps he told a lie.

Structure 164:

A。だが B


A. But B (when speaking)

For example:

Kaze wo hiite iru. Daga shigoto wo yasumu wake niwa ikanai.
I have a cold. But I can’t take a day off from work.

Kyou wa nichiyoubi da. Daga gakkou ni ikanakereba naranai.
Today is Sunday. But I have to go to school.

Structure 165:

A。だって B


It’s because.

For example:

“Naze tabenai no?”  “Datte, mazuinda mon.”
“Why don’t you eat?”  “Because it tastes bad.”

“Eiga ni ikanai no?”  “Un. Datte, onaka ga suitanda mon.”
“Don’t you go to the movies?”  “Yeah. It’s because I’m hungry.”

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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