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:

Sakki, Kimura-san to iu hito kara denwa ga arimashita yo.
A while ago, there is a phone call from Kimura.

Kore wa, nihon no gakki de “shakuhachi” to iu mono desu.
This is a Japanese instrument, named shakuhachi.

Okane wa irimasen. Muryou to iu koto desu.
“Not requiring money means free.”

Structure 32 :

To explain the meaning:
Thing called N is ~

For example:

“Dejikame” to iu no wa dejitarukamera o mijikaku shita iikata desu.
Dejikame is an abbreviation of a Digital camera (dejitaru kamera).

Densha de “Kakutei” tte iu no wa nan no koto desuka.
What does Kakuthi in a tram mean?

Structure 33 :



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

For example:

Rin-san ga kikoku suru to iu koto o kiite odorokimashita.
I was surprised to hear Rin has returned to the country.

Konnani yoku chikoku suru to iu no wa mondai desu yo.
Travelling back and forth like this is pretty abnormal.

Tanaka-san ga ishada to iu no o shiranakatta.
I didn’t know Tanaka was a doctor.

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:

Mae no kuruma wa ososugite hashiru to iu yori hatte iru youda.
This car is too slow, it’s not even running, more like crawling.

Kyou wa suzushii to iu yori samui kurai datta.
Today it is not only cool, rather cold.

Ano gakusei wa dekinai to iu ka, yaruki ga nai nodeshou.
It is not that the school boy isn’t capable of it, seems more like he doesn’t want to.

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:

Kyouto to iu to, otera o imeeji shimasu.
Everytime mentioning Kyouto, I think of the pagodas.

Nihon no tabemono to ieba osushi ga ichiban yuumeida to omoimasu.
If talking about Japanese cuisines, I think Sushi is the most popular dish.

Natsu no kudamono no to ittara, yappari suika da ne.
If talking about summer fruits, we should talk about melons.

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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