Japanese Sentence Patterns

  1. 【JLPT N1★やしない (yashinai): not (emphatic negative)】…

    Meaning: not (emphatic negative)Formation:Verb-ますstem + やしない &nb…

  2. 【JLPT N1★や否や (ya ina ya): the moment that, as soon…

    Meaning: the moment that; no sooner than; as soon asThe full version i…

  3. 【JLPT N1★はさておき (wa sateoki): setting aside】

    Meaning: setting asideFormation:Noun + はさておき日本語 / にほんご /…

  4. 【JLPT N1★はおろか (wa oroka): let alone, not to mentio…

    Meaning: let alone; not to mention; needless to sayFormation:Noun + はおろか…

  5. 【JLPT N1★つ~つ (tsu~tsu): [indicates two contrasting…

    Meaning: indicates two contrasting actionsFormation:Verb-ますstem + つ + Ve…

  6. 【JLPT N1★とはいうものの (towa iu mono no): having said th…

    Meaning: having said that; be that as it mayFormation:Phrase 1 + とはいうものの…

  7. 【JLPT N1★とはいえ (towaie): nonetheless, although】

    Meaning: nonetheless; though; although; be that as it mayFormation:Verb-…

  8. 【JLPT N1★とは (towa): [indicates word or phrase bein…

    Meaning: indicates word or phrase being defined with emphasis/surpriseForm…

  9. 【JLPT N1★とても~ない (totemo~nai): cannot possibly】

    Meaning: cannot possibly; there is no wayFormation:とても + Verb-ないform…

  10. 【JLPT N1★とて (tote): even if, even though】

    Meaning: evenFormation:Noun + とて日本語 / にほんご / Japanese(…

  11. 【JLPT N1★として~ない (toshite~nai): not even one】

    Meaning: not even oneFormation:として + Verb-ないform日本語 / にほ…

  12. 【JLPT N1★としたって/としたところで (to shitatte/to shita tokor…

    Meaning: even ifFormation:Noun + としたって/としたところでVerb + としたって/としたところでいa…

  13. 【JLPT N1★とっさに (tossa ni): at once, right away】

    Meaning: at once; right away; promptly; on the spur of the momentFormation…

  14. 【JLPT N1★とされる (to sareru): is considered】

    Meaning: is considered…Formation:Phrase + とされるNoun + とされる&nbsp…

  15. 【JLPT N1★とりわけ (toriwake): especially】

    Meaning: especiallyFormation:とりわけ + phrase日本語 / にほんご…

  16. 【JLPT N1★と思いきや (to omoikiya)】

    Meaning: I thought…; or so we thoughtFormation:Phrase 1 + と思いきや + Phrase…

  17. 【JLPT N1★ともすれば (tomo sureba): apt to, prone to】

    Meaning: apt to; prone toFormation:ともすれば + Noun/Adj日本語 / に…

  18. 【JLPT N1★となると/となれば (tomo naru to/tomo nareba): whe…

    Meaning: when; once (something happens)Formation:Verb-dictionary form + …

  19. 【JLPT N1★ともなく (tomonaku): to do something without …

    Meaning: to do something without thinking about itFormation:Verb-diction…

  20. 【JLPT N1★とみるや (to miru ya): at the sight of, upon …

    Meaning: at the sight of; upon seeingFormation:Verb-casual + とみるや&nb…

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