Japanese Sentence Patterns

  1. 【Question★何を(nani o)”what”】

    What in Japanese (何) has two readings: nani and nan. Nan is always used before…

  2. 【Question★何(nan)”what”】

    What in Japanese (何) has two readings: nani and nan. Nan is always used before…

  3. 【Question★知っていますか(shitte imasuka)+ “Do you k…

    Meaning: Do you know…?Formation:noun+を知っていますか (do you know….?) noun+について知っ…

  4. 【Question★ありますか/ いますか(arimasuka/imasuka) “Is…

    は(が)ありますか (arimasuka) : Is there (used for non-living things)?は(が)いますか (imasuka…

  5. 【Question★嫌いですか/ 好きですか(kirai desuka/ suki desuka) …

    Meaning:Do you dislike / like__? Formation:nounが嫌(きら)いですか /  nounが好(す)きですか日…

  6. 【Question★Question Marker か】

    か(ka) is a very useful little syllable. Think of it as a ? question mark.Once …

  7. 【JLPT N1★ずとも (zu tomo): even without doing】

    Meaning: even without doingFormation:Verb-ないform (-ない) + ずとも日本語 / …

  8. 【JLPT N1★ずくめ (zukume): entirely, completely】

    Meaning: entirely; completelyFormation:Noun + ずくめ日本語…

  9. 【JLPT N1★ずじまい (zu jimai): never】

    Meaning: never; did not (have the chance to);ended up notFormation:Verb-…

  10. 【JLPT N1★ざる (zaru): not, -un】

    Meaning: not; un-Formation:Verb-ないform (-ない) + ざるException: する => せざ…

  11. 【JLPT N1★ゆえに (yue ni): therefore, consequently】

    Meaning: because, due to, thereforeFormation:Verb-casual + (が)ゆえ(に)/(が)ゆ…

  12. 【JLPT N1★ようによっては (you ni yotte wa): depending on】

    Meaning: depending onFormation:Verb-ますstem + ようによっては日本…

  13. 【JLPT N1★(よ)うにも~ない (you nimo~nai): even if one tri…

    Meaning: even if one tries to do something, it can’t be doneFormation:Ve…

  14. 【JLPT N1★(よ)うものなら (you mono nara): if one chooses …

    Meaning: if one chooses to; if one happens toFormation:Verb-volitional f…

  15. 【JLPT N1★(よ)うか~まいか (you ka~mai ka): whether or not…

    Meaning: whether or notFormation:Verb-volitional form + か + Verb-diction…

  16. 【JLPT N1★(よ)うが~まいが/(よ)うと~まいと (you ga~mai ga/you to…

    Meaning: whether or notFormation:Verb-volitional + うが + Verb-dictionary …

  17. 【JLPT N1★(よ)うが/(よ)うと (you ga/you to): no matter ho…

    Meaning: even if; no matter how/whatFormation:Verb-volitional + が/とNou…

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

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

  19. 【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…

  20. 【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 /…

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