JLPT N3 Grammar lesson 15

JLPT N3 Grammar lesson 15

JLPT N3 Grammar lesson 15

JLPT N3 Grammar lesson 15. 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 71 :

(N/Aい/Aな/Vる)+(くらい/ぐらい/ほど)+(だ/に/のN)

Explanation:

About, around ~, to the point that ~
Used to show quantity or time in general.
For higher levels, do not use  くらい/ぐらい use ほど. Ex: 死ぬほど

For example:

それは米粒くらいの大きさです。
Sore wa kometsubu kurai no ookisa desu.
That thing is around a rice grain size.

この洗剤は面白いほど汚れが落ちる。
Kono senzai wa omoshiroi hodo yogore ga ochiru.
This washing powder make the stains go away (fall off) to the point that it’s interesting.

あきるほど食べた。
Akiru hodo tabeta.
To eat too much to the point that you get fed up.

Structure 72 :

(Aい/Aな)+ほど/Nほど

Explanation:

The more ~ the more ~
Used to show when something increases, another thing also increases.

For example:

若い人ほど朝寝坊をする。
Wakai hito hodo asanebou o suru.
The younger you are, the later you wake up.

伝統的なものは古いほど価値がある。
Dentouteki na mono wa furui hodo kachi ga aru.
The older the antiques get, the more valuable it becomes.

Structure 73 :

VばVるほどAければAいほどAならAなほど

Explanation:

The more ~ the more ~
Used to repeat a word to express an idea: An increase in something results in an increase in another thing.

For example:

彼のことを知れば知るほど好きになる。
Kare no koto o shireba shiru hodo suki ni naru.
The more I know of him, the more I like him.

荷物は少なければ少ないほどいい。
Nimotsu wa sukunakereba sukunai hodo ii.
The less stuff you have, the better.

Structure 74 :

(N1くらい/N1ほど)+N[人]はいない/N[物/事]はない

Explanation:

There is no N as ~ as N1

For example:

彼女くらい親切な人はいない。
Kanojo kurai shinsetsu na hito wa inai.
There is no one as kind as her.

首都ほど雪の降った都市はなかった。
Shuto hodo yuki no futta toshi wa nakatta.
There is no other city has as much snow as the capital.

Structure 75 :

Vる+ことはない

Explanation:

Not necessary, not having to do V.
Used to show courage.

For example:

君があやまることはないよ。
Kimi ga ayamaru koto wa nai yo.
You don’t have to apologize.

来ることはありません。郵送でいいですよ。
Kuru koto wa arimasen. Yuusou de ii desu yo.
There is no need to go, sending it through the post is ok.

Above are the JLPT N3 Grammar lesson 15. If there is anything that you find it hard to understand, feel free to common below.

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