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Learn JLPT N4 Grammar: そうだ (sou da) – 2

Learn JLPT N4 Grammar: そうだ (sou da)

Meaning: look like; appear; seem; feel like

Formation:

Verb-ますstem + そうだ
いadjective (remove い) + そうだ
なadjective + そうだ

***Exception: よい => よさそう

Example sentences:

Learn JLPT N3 Grammar: よりも (yorimo)

Learn JLPT N3 Grammar: よりも (yorimo)

Meaning: in comparison to; rather than

Formation:

Verb-casual + よりも
Noun + よりも

よりも is usually used with 方が (hou ga).

Example sentences:

Learn JLPT N5 Grammar: が (ga) – 1

Learn JLPT N5 Grammar: が (ga)

Meaning: subject marker

Example sentences:

Learn JLPT N4 Grammar: ていた (te ita)

Learn JLPT N4 Grammar: ていた (te ita)

Meaning: was doing something (past continuous)

Formation:

Verb-てform + いた

The polite form is ていました. い is usually omitted, so you’ll mostly hear てた/てました.

Example sentences:

Learn JLPT N4 Grammar: ように/ような (you ni/you na)

Learn JLPT N4 Grammar: ように/ような (you ni / you na)

Meaning: as; like; just as; as though

Formation:

Verb-casual + ように/ような

Example sentences:



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