Skip to main content

Questions tagged [jlpt]

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

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
1 vote
1 answer
97 views

Question about には and は

I know this question had already been answered on this site, but I need someone to help me understand it in a specific context. This is a sentence from my Shin Kanzen Master N3 textbook: 林先生の授業(____)、...
Amelie Rennie's user avatar
0 votes
1 answer
147 views

Differences and meanings of のを, のに, のは, のが, のこと

I have been studying for the N3 lately, and I'm very confused about these 5 points. It seems that they are all used to nominalize, but I'm confused about when and in what situations you would use ...
Amelie Rennie's user avatar
0 votes
1 answer
85 views

Regarding the state verbs ある or いる in the grammar pattern さえ~ば

I am really getting confused regarding the state verbs used in the grammar pattern さえ~ば. See the following examples: 家族さえいれば、他に何もいらないです。 In the above example, we use the state verb いる because what ...
Ananya's user avatar
  • 33
0 votes
3 answers
128 views

Difference between ながら and 一方で

What is the difference between ながら and 一方で? Example: 彼はアルバイトをしながら大学へ行きます。 and 彼はアルバイトをする一方で大学へ行きます。
Ananya's user avatar
  • 33
1 vote
1 answer
120 views

Difference between ごとに and おきに

In grammar explanations, it is often given that ごとに and おきに have the same usage for time expressions such as 時間. Lets say we have these two sentences: 私は一時間ごとにお茶を飲みます。 私は一時間おきにお茶を飲みます。 These two ...
Ananya's user avatar
  • 33
0 votes
2 answers
157 views

Difference between ごとに、ずつ、それぞれ

What is the difference between ごとに、ずつに and それぞれ? When are they interchangeable and when are they not?
Ananya's user avatar
  • 33
0 votes
1 answer
91 views

Regarding the tense of the verbs in the ついでに grammar

I have a doubt regarding the tense of the verbs in the ついでに grammar pattern for the two clauses. Consider the following sentences- 一時帰国したついでに、アメリカでは買えない物を買います。 N3のテキストを買うついでに、漫画も買ってしまった。 I saw a rule ...
Ananya's user avatar
  • 33
0 votes
1 answer
228 views

JLPT kanji font? [closed]

What is the font used in the JLPT? This is particularly helpful for the 100,000s of students who write the JLPT every year as different fonts can have wide variation, and as kanji font has been shown ...
arturomp's user avatar
  • 123
2 votes
0 answers
130 views

N1 Goi practice question. Synonym of 凌ぐ [closed]

Solving some N1-Goi questions I run up to this one. 暑さを「凌ぐ」ために、多くの人が都会を離れて山や海で過ごしている。 つのる ふせぐ いのる ふさぐ I was pretty sure it was the second one 2) ふせぐ" but the solutions provided say its 1)つのる. ...
悪戯猫's user avatar
  • 758
2 votes
1 answer
113 views

なるのではないか/なるのではないだろう meaning

もっと人間関係を大切にすれば、100年前と同じような心豊か生活が送れるように _______ と思う。 なるのではないか なるのではないかな なるのではないだろう なるのでないでしょう 1 is the correct anwser but I can't figure out why. I guess 4 is incorrect because it uses the です form. ...
Bronwyn Young's user avatar
4 votes
0 answers
65 views

Is it natural to use 謙譲語 after being addressed with 尊敬語? [duplicate]

Can someone please explain why the answer to the following question is a and not b? 今朝の新聞、お読みになりましたか? a. いいえ、 読んでいませんが b. いえ、お読みしませんでした Is weird to use 謙譲語 after someone has addressed you using 尊敬語?...
Bronwyn Young's user avatar
5 votes
1 answer
854 views

Why is ある preferrable to 残る in the sentence お金があるうちに欲しい物を買っておこう ? Is 残る still a valid option or is it just wrong?

The following sentence belongs to a multiple-choice exercise about the grammar point うちに in the book 新完全マスターN2文法: (  )うちに欲しい物を買っておこう。 a) お金がある  b) 給料をもらう  c) お金が残る I chose c) お金が残る, but according to ...
jarmanso7's user avatar
  • 6,683
0 votes
1 answer
173 views

Do we need to learn N4 and N3 kanji for JPLT N5? Most of recommended verbs using more advanced kanji than N5 ones [closed]

I want to try to my luck with JLPT N5 this December and I'm still not sure how much Kanji I supposed to memorize. I got the impression that for N5 I need to know around 100 Kanji, but I've already ...
Katherine's user avatar
  • 173
2 votes
2 answers
144 views

Use of ており JLPT N3: 「このような都市はコンパクトシティと言われており、...」

I am studying a reading book for JLPT3 and I came across a grammar I can't seem to find: このような都市はコンパクトシティと言われており、お年寄りも気軽にいろいろな場所へ行くことができる。 Can someone explain the use of the verb おる here?
DotComma103's user avatar
0 votes
1 answer
143 views

Grasping the meaning of this passage by Miyamoto Musashi

I was doing some JLPT reading practice and found this passage that I cannot really comprehend. The Miyamoto Musashi quote is highlighted in the brackets: (略) 前田さんによれば、真剣同士の戦いは、実際に刀と刀がぶつかっていなくても、...
Barcia's user avatar
  • 37
4 votes
1 answer
126 views

Query regarding example question 28 in N1 Shin Kanzen Master Dokkai

The question explains that Lana is bringing friends that cannot eat pork or beef, and to circle which restaurants would be appropriate based on that. Restaurant 4 clearly states that there is both ...
kibadreams's user avatar
1 vote
1 answer
514 views

Kanji with Widely Differing Jōyō and JLPT Levels

<Jisho.org> often lists kanji with widely divergent Jōyō and JLPT levels, e.g. 矢. Jisho lists this as 2nd grade Jōyō; Henshall’s Guide to Remembering Japanese Characters lists it for 6th grade— ...
NattoYum's user avatar
  • 418
1 vote
0 answers
252 views

What is the difference between してしまいそう and しそうだ [duplicate]

I've come across this sentence in Shinkanzen Master N3 Reading, and I don't understand what the difference is. The sentence goes as follows: 遅刻してしまいそうだ。it then asks what the difference would be, if ...
Fabio Pagliarulo's user avatar
2 votes
1 answer
368 views

Why isn't 来ていません a valid choice instead of いません in the following exercise?

This multiple choice exercise corresponds to the N5 level of the JLPT. I am required to pick the right answer to fill the blank within brackets: おとうとはきょねんからアメリカへ行っています。日本に(____) The right answer is ...
Betonamunihonhafu's user avatar
2 votes
1 answer
169 views

この仕事が無事に_ _ ⊛ _、心から感謝している。

After reviewing some old 新完全マスター material I came across this sentence, which took me a bit to parse: この仕事が無事に_ _ ⊛ _、心から感謝している。 チームワークが 終わるのは ほかならず よかったからに My "immersion reflexes" kicked ...
悪戯猫's user avatar
  • 758
5 votes
1 answer
379 views

Different JLPT level for the same word, in hiragana or in kanji

I know that the JLPT levels are not an official list, but still, it is based on the many JLPT tests that has been done. My question is more about how to estimate the level difference between the ...
Quezako's user avatar
  • 53
0 votes
0 answers
61 views

Is there particular reason to use に or と before or after だけ in JLPT n5 level sentences?

According to JLPT Study Guide written by Clayton McKnight, one form for だけ meaning only is Noun+と・に+だけ+に・と・が・は・を・で but give no examples of using に・と before だけ。Is there any reason to prefer in ...
user2617804's user avatar
3 votes
1 answer
150 views

What level of politeness is お出でになる

I am prepping for my JLPT N5 exam in December and one of the prep tests I was reviewing threw お出でになる at me. Jisho.org says it is sonkeigo for いる くる and いく, but I always thought that the sonkeigo for ...
Shaftworth's user avatar
7 votes
2 answers
269 views

Understanding the sentence 朝のラッシュは何とかならないものか

I encountered the following multiple-choice question on page 118 (question 4 in section 3) of my JLPT N2 grammar textbook 「新完全マスター文法 日本語能力試験N2」: 朝のラッシュは何とか(   )ものか。 a ならない   b しない   c なれない I had ...
L. F.'s user avatar
  • 481
5 votes
1 answer
157 views

Predicates that come before ~てしょうがない

I encountered the following multiple-choice question on page 114 (question 1 in section 1) of my JLPT N2 grammar textbook 「新完全マスター文法 日本語能力試験N2」: この自転車は(   )しょうがない。 a 古くて   b 乗りにくくて   c 気に入って I chose ...
L. F.'s user avatar
  • 481
2 votes
2 answers
170 views

~(よ)うものなら vs ~となったら

I encountered the following multiple-choice question on page 71 (question 5 in section "1~6") of my JLPT N2 grammar textbook 「新完全マスター文法 日本語能力試験N2」: 大きい地震が(   )、この家はたちまち壊れてしまうだろう。 a ...
L. F.'s user avatar
  • 481
2 votes
1 answer
115 views

Change that comes with につれて

I encountered the following multiple-choice question on page 44 (question 1 in section 1) of my JLPT N2 grammar textbook 「新完全マスター文法 日本語能力試験N2」: 彼は(   )につれて、一人でいる時間が多くなっていった。 a 高校を卒業する   b 大人になる   c ...
L. F.'s user avatar
  • 481
4 votes
1 answer
256 views

Usage of 次第 with informal language (やる)

I encountered the following multiple-choice question on page 29 (question 10) of my JLPT N2 grammar textbook 「新完全マスター文法 日本語能力試験N2」: 佐藤君、今やっている作業が(   )、山口君の方を手伝ってやってくれ。 1 終われば       2 終わった上で 3 終わり次第   ...
L. F.'s user avatar
  • 481
2 votes
1 answer
156 views

Verbs coming before ~てからでないと

I encountered the following multiple-choice question on page 19 (question 1 in section 5) of my JLPT N2 grammar textbook 「新完全マスター文法 日本語能力試験N2」: (   )からでないと、新しい事業に取りかかれない。 a 車の運転ができて  b いいアイディアがあって  c ...
L. F.'s user avatar
  • 481
4 votes
1 answer
473 views

Difference between 抜きにして and 抜きでは

In my JLPT N2 book I'm learning the grammar point 抜きにして. I'm trying to understand the nuance between using 抜きにして and 抜きでは when discussing not being able to do something without a person. One of the ...
kusuri's user avatar
  • 43
2 votes
1 answer
188 views

What’s the difference between 始まっている最中に and 始まろうとしているとき in this context?

I am currently studying for the JLPT N2, and I am confused about the answer for this particular practice question: 会議が(   )リンさんが慌てて入ってきた。 I put 始まっている最中に as the answer, but my textbook tells me that ...
Rachel's user avatar
  • 21
4 votes
0 answers
322 views

~するもの vs ~すること grammar difference N3 [duplicate]

I'm studying for taking the JLPT N3 and I've run across this exercise: この用紙は必ず黒か青のペンで記入する(_____) Between the possible answers I had these two: もの and こと. I chose もの but the correct answer is こと. ...
Romina's user avatar
  • 71
1 vote
3 answers
351 views

あからさま: difference with 明らか and its connotation

I was working on a mock JLPT question requiring me to choose one best option where あからさま is used correctly: 1 お酒を飲んだので顔があからさまになっている。 2 あの勝負はあからさまな八百長だ。 3 言い訳をしても事実はあからさまだ。 4 この料理はあからさまに美味しい。 I think ...
L Parker's user avatar
  • 213
0 votes
1 answer
352 views

What would be the difference between 書こう and 書きよう when used in this sentence?

EDIT: Apparently I read the answers wrong, and the correct answer is actually the one I chose, i.e. 書こうにも. Then my question would be focused on the difference between these two forms. I guess in this ...
xji's user avatar
  • 358
3 votes
2 answers
635 views

Difference between ~てばかりいる and ~てばかりだ?

Can anyone please explain the nuances between ~てばかりいる and ~てばかりだ? I've come across several sentences like: カップラーメンを食べてばかりです。 カップラーメンを食べてばかりいます。 and ゲームをしてばかりだ。 ゲームをしてばかりいる。 but don't understand ...
Ari's user avatar
  • 31
4 votes
1 answer
280 views

What is the right order of this sentence? (JLPT N2 practice question)

From Shin Kanzen Master JLPT N2: 新しい店をオープンする _ _ _* _ かたまってきた。 1 の 2 ようやく 3 にあたって 4 方針が The right answer at the starred position is 4. One arrangement I thought might make this answer work is: ...
xji's user avatar
  • 358
4 votes
1 answer
929 views

「いただきます」 to accept to a food offer?

In this JLPT N3 audio practice question (#3), the correct reply to the statement is 3. コーヒー、もう一杯いかがですか。 けっこうだと思います。 おかげさまで。 いただきます。 If the question translates as "How about another cup of ...
Hikonyan's user avatar
  • 2,234
2 votes
2 answers
639 views

What's the difference between としたところで and にしたところで and how to use it in a "positive" way

「A に/としたところで B」 is really confusing me. According to my textbook the difference seems to be that にしたところで is used with nouns while everything else takes としたところで。 According to this website, however, ...
CaRina's user avatar
  • 285
0 votes
1 answer
436 views

How to differentiate between the usage of the words 'yobi'「曜日」and 'nichi'「日」?

I know that yobi means 'day' of the week and 'nichi' means 'date' I want to translate-> What day is it tomorrow? Which is the correct translation? -> Ashita wa nan yobi desu ka? Ashita wa nan ...
Kritin's user avatar
  • 23
1 vote
1 answer
255 views

Time and duration problem from "Nihongo So-Matome N3 - Listening"

One of the questions from Nihongo So-Matome N3 - Listening: 男【おとこ】の人【ひと】と女【おんな】の人【ひと】が話し【はなし】ています。男【おとこ】の人【ひと】は、明日【あす】何時【なんじ】ごろ家【いえ】を出ます【でます】か。 女【おんな】:明日【あした】の飛行機【ひこうき】、何時【なんじ】? 男【おとこ】:えーと、16時半【じはん】...
Kyuu's user avatar
  • 555
5 votes
1 answer
224 views

Difference between ないからこそ and もいないんだから in practice question

I haven't made sense of the answer to the following question. 試験の点が悪かったことを母に伝えると、「ちゃんと勉強( ) 、良い点をとろうなんて無理でしょう」と言われてしまった。 a) してはいけないのに b) していないからこそ c) してもいないんだから d) しようとしていながら The correct answer ...
juanjo12x's user avatar
  • 147
3 votes
1 answer
162 views

Understanding 「たった三十分のあいだに、高木の変わり様といったらなかった。」

たった三十分のあいだに、高木の変わり様といったらなかった。 I'm not at all clear on the translation or nuance here. Source is a NLPT N1 grammar question. Confusion #1: The use of に in 「たった三十分のあいだに」. If the translation is "in ...
Hikonyan's user avatar
  • 2,234
4 votes
1 answer
215 views

Question about 際 usage in Shinkansen Master N2

Studying for the JLPT N2, I came across the following question in the Shinkansen Master Grammar book. ( ) 際は、こちらのテーブルをお使いいただけます。 a) お食事の b) ご飯を食べる c) お一人様の I thought that a) and b) are good enough ...
juanjo12x's user avatar
  • 147
2 votes
1 answer
375 views

Is this ~もので a grammar pattern?

I came across this JLPT N1 sentence: 人生はなにが幸いするかわからないもので、たぶん、あれはあれでよかったんじゃないかと思う。 My literal translation: Life is a thing in which we don't know what will prove fortunate, but I think this is ...
Hikonyan's user avatar
  • 2,234
7 votes
1 answer
368 views

ほど translation in this sentence

How to translate this ストレスの多い人ほどよく夢を見る ? Could someone give me full translation of this whole question ? I currently understand that ほど in this context is used to show an extent but I can't translate ...
Kyuu's user avatar
  • 555
1 vote
1 answer
127 views

Why isn't the 3rd choice correct in the following exercise?

In the following exercise (JLPT, level N3, reading comprehension): The correct answers are 1,4,5. I want to ask about the answer #3. I translated このマンションを借りる場合、敷金は3か月前に払わなければならない as To rent this ...
Kyuu's user avatar
  • 555
3 votes
1 answer
493 views

What is the difference between くらい~はない & ほど~はない?

リーさんぐらい動物好きな人はいない。 リーさんほど動物好きな人はいない。 What is the difference between these two sentences.
Divy Singh's user avatar
1 vote
1 answer
363 views

Why does one have to use ながら instead of つつ in this sentence?

I'm going through an exercise book to prepare for the N2 exam, and I got confused by this question: _たばこを吸わないでよ There are choices for 歩きつつ and 歩きながら, and the answer is 歩きながら. What's the difference ...
xji's user avatar
  • 358
2 votes
2 answers
188 views

Conjugations of verb for sample JLPT question

One of the multiple choice questions in a book I was reading was as follows: まどを_____. はい、おねがいします。 a) 開けましょうか b) 開けてもいいですか c) 開けなさい d) 開けてくれませんか I selected b) as the answer, but ...
Beast-a-tron's user avatar
3 votes
1 answer
152 views

Question about ね particle

I've been doing some JLPT5 grammar practice , and I came across the following dialogue fragment: A:『勉強はどうですか』B:『そうですね。』. The reason I'm confused is I thought 『ね』 was employed as a way to seek ...
LemonyFresh's user avatar