JLPT N3 Grammar lesson 7

JLPT N3 Grammar lesson 7JLPT N3 Grammar lesson 7

JLPT N3 Grammar lesson 7. Hi everyone! In this article, LearnJapanesedaily will introduce you to the JLPT N3 Grammar.

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

Structure 31 :



A thing/event/person in the name of N.
To define things the listener doesn’t know of.

For example:

Foo to iu ryouri wo tabeta koto ga arimasuka.
Have you ever eaten a dish called “Pho”?

“Dororo” to iu manga wo yonde iru.
I’m reading a manga called “Dororo”.

Kore wa dejitaru kamera to iu mono desu.
This is a digital camera.

Structure 32 :

To explain the meaning:
Thing called N is ~

For example:

「ありがとう」というのは「Thank you」という意味です。
“Arigatou” to iu no wa “Thank you” to iu imi desu.
“Arigatou” means “Thank you”.

“Kin’en” to iu no wa nanno koto desuka.
What does “Kin’en” mean?

Structure 33 :



This is called ~
To convert a sentence to a noun clause in order to make it the subject.

For example:

Yamada-san ga kaisha wo yameru to iu koto wa hontou desuka.
Is it true that Yamada will leave the company?

Nihongo wo benkyou suru to iu no wa muzukashii desu.
Studying Japanese is difficult.

Uchi no musuko ga kashu ni naritai to iu no wo shitte imasu.
I know my son wants to be a singer.

Structure 34 :



It is not even A ~ it is more like B.
Used to compare speculations or describe a situation. Also means “Saying A ~ is alright but saying B is more accurate”.

For example:

Kare to issho ni odoru no wa, odoru to iu yori aruku youna mono desu.
Dancing with him is more like walking than dancing.

Karera wa tomodachi doushi to iu yori mushiro teki doushi da.
They are enemies rather than friends.  

Kare wa okane ga nai to iu ka, watashi ni kashitakunai.
It is not that he doesn’t have money, seems more like he doesn’t want to lend me money.

Structure 35 :

(V/N/Aい/Aな)普+というと/といえば/といったら Note:Nだ


Everytime talking about  ~ to associate with / think of ~
To use an example to represent the topic in order to associate with that topic.

For example:

Yuumeina gaka to iu to, Gohho deshou.
Speaking of famous painters, Van Gogh comes to mind.

Ninki ga aru manga to ieba, yappari Doraemon da ne.
Speaking of popular manga, we should talk about Doraemon.

Nihon to ittara, nani wo omoiukabemasuka.
What comes to your mind when speaking of Japan?

Above are the JLPT N3 Grammar lesson 7. If there is anything that you find it hard to understand, feel free to common below.

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2 thoughts on “JLPT N3 Grammar lesson 7

  • 28/05/2020 at 7:43 pm

    structure 33:
    I think that the correct description is:
    “To convert the sentence into the noun clause in order to make it a subject.”

    • 31/05/2020 at 3:31 pm

      Thanks Milan san, I fixed it


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