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Learn JLPT N3 Grammar: ことか (koto ka)

Learn Japanese Grammar JLPT N3 Flashcard

Meaning: how…!; what…!

Formation:

Verb-casual, past + ことか
Verb-てform + ことか
Noun + である/だったことか
いadj + ことか
なadj + な/だったことか

Example sentences:


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今まで何度酒をやめようと思ったことか。
ima made nando sake o yameyou to omotta koto ka.
Until now how many times have I wanted to quit drinking?

家の近くに地下鉄が通って、どんなに便利なことか。
ie no chikaku ni chikatetsu ga tootte, donna ni benri na koto ka.
How convenient it is to have a subway station near your house!

何度注意したことか。
nando chuui shita koto ka.
How many times have I warned you?

合格できたら、どんなに嬉しいことか。
goukaku dekitara, donna ni ureshii koto ka.
How happy would I be if I passed!

学生時代、奨学金がもらえてどれほど助かったことか。
gakusei jidai, shougakukin ga moraete dore hodo tasukatta koto ka.
How helpful it was to receive a scholarship when I was a student!


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