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日本語能力試験. The Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT), a standardized test used to measure Japanese language skill.

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Nominalized verb without の or こと

I saw this: アンさんはべんきょうをおしえるひとです。 Is this a correct sentence? I got confused with おしえる人. I thought we cannot follow a verb with another noun without nominalizing it with either の or こと. Should ...
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JLPT sentence order section [duplicate]

I keep on trying this type of jlpt questions and I keep on failing. Do you have any recommendation on what to read or what to review? An example question that I answered wrong is : れいぞうこにくだもの__ * ...
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立ってそばを食べる vs 立ちながらそばを食べる

I have a question about grammar and usage. Please help. たち食いそば屋は、座らないで「?」そばを食べる店です。 The question is what grammar form should be inserted there. My book answer is 立って not 立ちながら. But what is wrong ...
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What does 白紙にかえって探さねばならぬ mean in this context

みなさんこんにちは。 I came across this paragraph in japanesetest4you site. 妻の掃除と整理の仕方、これはもう極端に偏執的である。たとえば自分の好きなところはピカピカ光るほど磨き上げるが、興味のないところは何年もほこりが積み放しになっている。家の中のある部分は精神質なくらい整然と物が並び、...
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When to use ところ / て+いるところ / た+ところ

In this sentence: 「もしもし、今、駅に向かって(_______)ところです。 あと5、6分でつきます。」 What should be the correct tense of the verb 歩く? Should I base my answer on the word 今 or the てform of 向かう? If there is 今 does that ...
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JLPT N3 Reading: Trying to understand the role of に here [duplicate]

私たちは、いろいろな場面に合わせて服を着替える。たとえば普段はTシャツにジーンズの人も、パーティーの時はスーツやきれいな服を着るのではないだろうか。 What is に doing here? Im trying to look in my grammar book but can't seem to find why its being used.
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Word Order: 国で日本語を2カ月勉強しました vs 国で2カ月日本語を勉強しました [duplicate]

Question. What is the diff between A. 国で日本語を2カ月勉強しました。 B. 国で2カ月日本語を勉強しました。 On minna no nihongo B. is used but why not A? Why is the 2カ月 not before verb? What are the rules?
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Sentence Structure JLPT question 「日本語がかんたんな本」

Please help. I found this question on the N5 practice exam: ヤン 「私はこの本を買います。アンナさんはどんな本がいいですか。」 アンナ 「 私はもうすこし ( _ _ ☆ _) がいいです。」 A. 本 B. かんたんな C. が D. 日本語 Please explain why ...
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How does this passage change the topics of discussion so quickly?

I am trying to understand a passage that I found in a JLPT N2 practice book. I will quote the passage bit by bit, giving my interpretation. 自分の考えに自信を持ち、これで良いのだと自分に言い聞かせるだけでは充分ではない。他の人の考えにも、...
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Difference between ものだ, ことだ and ものがある?

Note that this is not a duplicate of this. I am taking about the ものだ and ことだ that expresses exclamation and strong feelings. My textbook says that 〜ことだ means: 本当に〜だ(驚き・感動・皮肉などを表す) and 〜ものだ means: ...
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What's the response to あなたにもっと早くしてなんて言われる覚えはないですよ。?

I found this conversation from a JLPT listening section. Here goes the question. あなたにもっと早くしてなんて言われる覚えはないですよ。 There are 3 choices. Pick one that is the proper response. 1 すみません。失言でした。 2 ...
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What is the difference between プログラム and 日程 in the context of a スポーツ大会?

I was doing some JLPT N2 practice and got this question wrong: スポーツ大会のプログラムはさておき、( )。 a 日程を決めよう b 準備はすべて整った c わたしも参加したい When I saw option "a", I immediately thought that it was ...
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Difference between 上、のみならず、ばかりか

I was doing some JLPT N@ practice, and I got this question wrong: 留学中は日本の言語や文学を学ぶ( )、自分の国のことも伝えていこうと考えている。 a 上 b のみならず c ばかりか I chose "a" while the correct answer is "b". According ...
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What kind of periods can I put before にわたって?

I came across this question when doing some JLPT N2 practice. ( )にわたってこの町には観光客が大勢きた。 a 五月 b 五月の連休 c 一週間 I think that all three options are correct syntactically. All three are ...
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Why is くなかった wrong and ではありません preferred in this sentence?

I was taking a n5 grammar test and I came across the question: あの人{ひと} は有名{ゆうめい} ____ The answer I chose was くなかった. However, the quiz said the correct answer was ではありません. Why is that?
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Why is わるいそうです similar to わるいといっています?

I am practicing for N4, the question prompt is this: I am confused why 3 is the correct answer for the following question: My understanding is as follows: Yamada-san's convenience is "evil" it ...
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Difference between からして and からすれば

今のロンドンの成長率 _______ 、この先の二十年で彼の資産価値は十倍以上にふくらむだろう。 a) からこそ b) からには c) からして d) からすれば からすれば is the proper answer. According to a post I have found it seems to be used when judgment is based on ...
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~てたまらない、~てならない、~しようがない

技術が進歩してなにかが新しくできるようになると、それを _______ のです。 a) 使ってみたくてならない b) 使ってみたくてたまらない c) 使ってみたくてしょうがない d) 使ってみたくて当然 The answer says that answer is b). According to my research てならない is used for feelings,...
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Confusion with だけに vs. だけあって

直子は七歳のときに家出したが、聡明な _______ 、見つかることなく十日間もひとりで生きていた。 a) だけあって b) だけに c) だけ d) だけは Answers say that A is proper, but according to my knowledge a and b are synonymous (though だけに can be used ...
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あ、バス、(a. 行かないと b. 行っちゃった)。How come answer a is not right?

I am currently preparing for the N3 with the 日本語総まとめ books and one question confuses me: あ、バス、(a. 行かないと b. 行っちゃった)。 Supposedly, a. is wrong while b. is correct. But doesn't a. sound more ...
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What is the difference between でありながらも and でありながら?

On this site, I came across this JLPT N2 question: これはシンプルで _______ 純粋で魅力的なスピーチです あってながら あるながら ありながら ありながらも I chose 4 while 3 is correct. I was having difficulties choosing ...
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What are the detailed grammatical rules for using ゆえ? [duplicate]

I remember first hearing it in the Japanese catchphrase for Kino's Journey, as "世界は美しくなんかない。そしてそれゆえに美しい". I was curious to look up that part of the sentence in my resources, and turned up a ...
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Why is 「~といわず」 the correct expression in this sentence?

The following question is taken from a JLPT N1 grammar/expressions prep book: 彼女はよほど花が好きらしい。家の(  )花でいっぱいだ。 1 中といわず外といわず    2 中といっても外といっても 3 中はともかく外も      4 中外もかまわず In the book, no. 1 is ...
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N4 test question

Part of a text says the following: もみじ山は、春、夏、秋、冬、きせつによって、いろいろな花が______ ゆうめいです。 The correct answer is さくことで but I chose さいているところで. My book explains that for the latter to be correct it would have ...
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「~ようか・~まいか」の後の正確な表現はどれでしょうか?

新完全マスタN2文法に、この問題があります。 「親に本当のことを言おうか言うまいか(  )。」 a) わからない b) 3日も考えている c) 関係ない どうして (b) が正解ですか、また (a), (c) はどこが間違いですか。 ご覧いただきありがとうございます。
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Is kunyomi and onyomi REALLY necessary? [duplicate]

I learn new words really easily, and I recognize words with kanji easily, but I can't seem to memorize 4 kanji 'on and kun readings' without forgetting the 1st once I learn the 5th. This is coming ...
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考えないことには と 考えないとなれば (新完全マスタ N2)

1.「何か対策を考えないことには国民の不安は消えないだろう。」  2.「何か対策を考えないとなれば国民の不安は消えないだろ。」 どうして2番目の文は間違いですか?
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What does きかい and おより mean on this question?

The correct answer is 1 but I do not understand it completely,based on what I know, the meaning is "When there's the existing machine,please get near to it" which does not make a lot of sense. Thank ...
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Why are some basic kanji not in any JLPT level?

I'm reviewing my list of kanjis to limit myself to JLPT N2 and below for now, but I find that some of them aren't in any JLPT level yet are quite common. Examples: 可 (in 可愛い, 可能性, etc.) 的 (in all ...
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Why 寝たよう instead of 寝そう in this example

I was going through a JLPT grammar practice book and am confused on a question: 「一郎、まだ起きているかな。」 「部屋の電気が消えているから、もう_____よ。」 I choose 寝そう since ~そう is often used to make conjectures based on visual ...
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新完全マスター(N3) ぐらいきれいな vs ぐらい高い

『新完全マスター(N3)』に出てくる問題「日本で富士山ぐらい_山はないと思う。」の答えは「きれいな」ですか。 (1・きれいな 2・高い 3・ほかの) Why not 高い? Could you please explain this in detail? (I was looking for an answer here but did not find)
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Difference between ようにする and ようになる [duplicate]

What I knew about the ようにする/なる is 'to make sure' What are the difference in usage? Please give me examples of each
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where does this word go in this sentence?

Doing practise questions for JLPT, need to fill the blanks with the given words in the correct order. The answer tells me the position of one of them but I can't work out the rest. 忘れられないプレゼントは、...
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Use of って in this question

So I'm working my way through a JLPT 2 question and came across this one, in the "stick the parts in the right order" section. 今になって1週間も前になくした __ __ __ __ っこないよ。 1. 見つかり 2. 探した 3. 財布を 4. って The ...
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Usage of キャッチ vs 捕まる

I'm studying for the JLPT and had a practice question regarding the correct usage of the word キャッチ (pick which one of the following sentences uses the word correctly): 1) 防犯用センサーにひっかかって店員にキャッチされた。 ...
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Use of の (particle) in this sentence: [duplicate]

こんにちは! Recently, I've been practicing for the JLPT N5 using the website's sample questions. However, in sample question 5, where it asks to give the correct particle out of a choice of four particles,...
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tips how to pass N5 [closed]

I just started studying Nihongo, and I aim to take the JLPT n5 exam after 5 months, but at that moment I would just finish 2 modules. Any tips, strategies and advices on how to learn fast and how to ...
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Multiple Choice Question on JLPT N5 Test

The question was to select which word would fill in the blank (x) below: えきから たいしかんまでの (X)をかいて ください。 The options to select as correct answers were: 1.しゃしん  2.ちず  3.てがみ  4.きっぷ I thought the ...
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からなら vs からでないと JLPT N2

I've been doing practice grammar questions and checking my answers from a JLPT practice book, but I just can't figure this one out. 部長のチェックを( )積極的に話をすすめてもいいよ。 1 受けてからだと 2 受けてからなら 3 ...
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JLPT N3 Practice Grammar 2 ついた

From #5 of 日本語能力試験3級の模擬試験 -文法2- (http://jlpt.u-biq.org/3g2.html) 5)「今 どこに いますか。」「(  )。」 A) えきに ついた ところです B) えきに ついている ところです C) えきに ついた 時です     D) えきに ついている 時です Answer is A. I don't understand ...
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JLPT N3 Practice Vocabulary 2 すこしでは ありませんが

From #8 of 日本語能力試験3級の模擬試験 -語彙2- (http://jlpt.u-biq.org/3v2.html) 8)しばらく おまちください。 Choose the one with the closest meaning. A) ぜんぜん またなくても いいです。 B) すこし まってください。 C) すこしでは ありませんが まってください。 ...
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JLPT N3 Practice Grammar 1…かた

From #27 of 日本語能力試験3級の模擬試験 -文法1- (http://jlpt.u-biq.org/3g1.html) Question: よやく(  )が わかりません。 A) かた  B) のかた   C) しかた   D) のしかた Why is the answer D?
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Difference between 折る and 折れる

What's the difference between 折【お】る and 折【お】れる? According to my dictionary, they both mean to break or to fold. When would you use one over the other? These verbs are on the JLPT N4 vocabulary list.
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Ask Japanese complicated passage [closed]

何か自分が望まないことを断るという状況を、セミナーなどで様々な方に実演してもらうことがあります。その時、訓練を受けていない人は9割方、『自分の利害の説明』から始めようとしがちです。 例えば、会社の利益になると思えない残業を命じられたり、法令や規則違反ギリギリの仕事を依頼されたりする場面で、ほとんどの人は『自分はそれをしたくない』とだけ言い張ったり、...
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How to use またしても?

I know that またしても means "again, moreover, in addition" and it often comes with relative nuance. However, given the below sentences, I don't know why it's only proper in a sentence but not both. 1/ ...
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What is the meaning of 「読むには読んだ」?

I have the following sentence and I can't find any material pointing out the usage of this grammar. 薦められた本を読むには読んだが、よく理解できなかった。 In general, what is the usage of 「VるにはVた」?
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What's the meaning of 「〜どんなに抵抗しようとも限り…」

I cannot find any material relating to this grammar point. Give the following example, could you explain what the meaning of this grammar is? どんなに抵抗しようとも限り生きている人はいつかは死ぬ。
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What's the difference between 「そうもない」 and 「ようがない」

I know that both of these two grammars have the meaning of "it's impossible to do sth" but in the following 2 sentences, only ようがない is the correct answer. ①一方的に責められたら、こちらも説明( a/しそうもない b/しようがない ) ...
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「とあって」vs. 「とあっては」

Both of them mean 「〜とあれば」. I know that 「とあっては」is followed by negative clauses like 「ないわけにはいかない」、「ほかない」、「しかない」、etc. (according to this) However, the answer for the following sentence is A, which ...
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捨てても捨てても - what does this phrase mean?

I came across this sentence in my JLPT mock test book: 今の暮らしにはモノが溢れ、捨てても捨てても増え続ける。 I don't understand what kind of grammar and what is the meaning of the bold phrase. It looks like an expression.