JLPT N3 Grammar lesson 22

JLPT N3 Grammar lesson 22JLPT N3 Grammar lesson 22

JLPT N3 Grammar lesson 22. 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 106 :



It just like ~
To compare a state to a thing, situation. To compare 2 things, situations that have different natures but appear to be similar on the outside.

For example:

Goukaku shita! Marude yume no youda.
Yas, I passed the exam! It’s like a dream.

Kare no nihongo wa marude nihonjin ga hanashite iru mitai ni kikoeru.
He speaks Japanese (sounds) just like a native Japanese speaker.

Structure 107 :



~ However ~
Usually used when speaking.

For example:

Ryokou ni ikitai. Keredo hima wa nai.
I want to go travelling. However, I don’t have free time.

Yoku karaoke ni iku. Keredo, uta wa hetada.
I often go to Karaoke. However, I sing badly.

Structure 108 :

Reason / cause。ですから apparent result/ speculation


~ That’s why ~

For example:

Tenkiyohou de wa gogo kara ameda soudesu. Desukara, kasa o motte itta hou ga ii desu yo.
According to the weather forecast, it will be raining from the afternoon. Therefore, you should bring an umbrella.

Ashita kara ryokou ni ikimasu. Desukara, moushiwake arimasenga, raishuu no paatii ni wa shusseki dekimasen.
Tomorrow I will go travelling. Therefore, I’m really sorry, I can’t take part in the party next week.

Structure 109 :

To guess / plan 。ところが result / the fact is different from the guess.


~ however ~

For example:

Yuube wa konsaato ni iku tsumori datta. Tokoroga, byouki de ikenakunatta.
Last night I had planned to go to the concert. However because of being sick, I couldn’t go.

Tanaka-san wa watashi yori wakai to omotte ita. Tokoroga, watashi yori 5-sai mo toshiue datta.
I thought Mr. Tanaka was younger than me. However he is 5 years older than me.

Structure 110 :



~ By the way ~
To switch the topic when the two topics are not related.

For example:

Ashita, shiken desho. Ganbatte ne. Tokorode, raishuu no getsuyoubi, aiteru?
You have an exam tomorrow? Try your best. By the way, are you free next Monday?

Mousugu, kotoshi mo owari desu ne. Tokorode, shougatsu wa dou nasaimasuka.
This year is ending isn’t it. By the way, what is your plan for Lunar new year?

Above are the JLPT N3 Grammar lesson 22. If there is anything that you find it hard to understand, feel free to common below.

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