JLPT N3 Grammar lesson 13

JLPT N3 Grammar lesson 13JLPT N3 Grammar lesson 13

JLPT N3 Grammar lesson 13. Hi everyone! In this article, Learn Japanese daily will introduce you to the JLPT N3 Grammar.

Let’s take a look at the next 5 structures.

Structure 61 :

(Vて/Vないで)+ほしい/もらいたい

Explanation:

To ask someone to do V/ not to do V for you.

For example:

本当のことを教えてほしいです。
Hontou no koto wo oshiete hoshii desu.
I want you to tell me the truth.

あなたにこの曲を聞いてもらいたい。
Anata ni kono kyoku wo kiite moraitai.
I want you to listen to this song.

Structure 62 :

(V/N/Aい/Aな)普+ふりする注意:Aだな、Nだの

Explanation:

To act like ~/ pretend to ~

For example:

彼は全部知っているふりをしている。
Kare wa zenbu shitte iru furi wo shite iru.
He pretends to know everything. 

彼女は泣いているふりをしている。
Kanojo wa naite iru furi wo shite iru.
She is pretending to be crying.

Structure 63 :

Nに+とって/とっては/とっても

Explanation:

For N, to N ~
If considering N’s point of view, ~. N is normally used to address a person, an organization (In some cases, N can also be a thing)

For example:

私にとって、日本語は簡単です。
Watashi ni totte, nihongo wa kantan desu.
Japanese is easy for me. 

彼女にとって、 家族は一番大切です。
Kanojo ni totte, kazoku wa ichiban taisetsu desu.
Family is the most important to her.

Structure 64 :

(V/N/Aい/Aな)普+わりに/わりにはNだの、Aだな

Explanation:

(If) compared to A, it’s pretty ~
If compared to a common standard, it’s ~. Used when a thing, situation doesn’t match the standard (both positively and negatively).
Used in casual cases, in formal cases, you can use 比べて

For example:

この料理は値段が高い割りには、おいしくない。
Kono ryouri wa nedan ga takai wari ni wa, oishikunai.
This dish is not delicious for its high price.

今は6月の割に、寒いです。
Ima wa -gatsu no wari ni, samui desu.
It’s cold for June.

Structure 65 :

(V/N/Aい/Aな)普+くせに
Note:Nだの、Aだな

Explanation:

~ yet (however) ~
Only used when the two clauses a the sentence have a same subject, if they are different, use のに

For example:

彼は運転手のくせに、空港までの道が分からない。
Kare wa untenshu no kuse ni, kuukou made no michi ga wakaranai.
Although he is a driver, he doesn’t know the way to the airport. 

男のくせに泣きやすい。
Otoko no kuse ni naki yasui.
Despite being a man, he is easily moved to tears.

Above are the JLPT N3 Grammar lesson 13. If there is anything that you find it hard to understand, feel free to common below.

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