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Grammar Expressions in the JLPT N3

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てこそ

tekoso
JLPT N3

only ifonly bybecause

こそ

koso
JLPT N3

for surefor certainprecisely becauseonly becauseemphasisprecisely for thisonly if

からこそ

kara koso
JLPT N3

just because

こちらこそ

kochira koso
JLPT N3

thank youlikewiseno problemmy pleasure

ばこそ

bakoso
JLPT N3

just becauseprecisely becauseonly because

かいがある

kai ga aru
JLPT N3

it is worthy to

いきがい

ikigai
JLPT N3

the reason of lifethe reason for being

仕方がない

shikata ga nai
JLPT N3

it can't be helpedthere is no waythere is no method

しょうがない

shou ga nai
JLPT N3

it can't be helpedthere is no other way

おかげで

o kage de
JLPT N3

thanks tobecause of

おかげさまです

o kage sama desu
JLPT N3

thanks tothank goodnessthank Godthank heaven

zu
JLPT N3

withoutwithout doingnegativeclassicnot

ないうちに

nai uchi ni
JLPT N3

before it becomesbefore it occurswithout

とおり

toori
JLPT N3

just like thatas I thoughtin that wayI agreeexactly

どういうことかというと

dou iu koto ka to iu to
JLPT N3

to explainto clarifywhat I'm trying to say iswhat I mean isto put it simply

どういうことか

dou iu koto ka
JLPT N3

what does it mean?what do you mean?

べき

beki
JLPT N3

you shouldyou should doyou should notyou should not do

なかなか~ない

naka naka nai
JLPT N3

hardlynot easilynot reallyfar from

なかなか

naka naka
JLPT N3

quiteratherveryconsiderablyprettyfairlyreasonably

たらよかった

tara yokatta
JLPT N3

should haveit would be better

ばよかった

ba yokatta
JLPT N3

should haveit would have been better to

ようとしない

you to shinai
JLPT N3

not make an effort tonot willing tonot try tonot intend tonot want to do something

てごらんなさい

Te goran nasai
JLPT N3

try to do!take a look!

てごらん

Te goran
JLPT N3

please try to doplease doplease look

ために

tameni
JLPT N3

in order todue tofor the sake ofbecause ofas a result of

どんなに~ても

Donna ni ... te mo
JLPT N3

No matter howNo matter how muchNo matter how hard

どちらかというと

dochira ka to iu to
JLPT N3

if I had to choose oneif anything

かというと

ka to iu to
JLPT N3

becauseIf I have to sayIf I have to chooseif you ask meif I were to sayI'd rather

かといえば

ka to ieba
JLPT N3

if you ask meif I had to sayif I were to choose

ふりをする

furi o suru
JLPT N3

pretendact as if

むしろ

mushiro
JLPT N3

rather thanratheroverinstead

ことにする

koto ni suru
JLPT N3

decide tomake it sopretendhave decided to

なし

nashi
JLPT N3

withoutnotmissingdoes not existnot existing

なさそう

nasa sō
JLPT N3

does not look does not seem likeseem unlikely to

によって

niyotte
JLPT N3

based ondepending onby means ofbydue to

ということ

to iu koto
JLPT N3

I heard thatrumour has it thatit appears as ifso that means that is to say

ほど

hodo
JLPT N3

to the point thatto the extent thatso much somore or lessnothing likeabout

おいで

oide
JLPT N3

comegobecome here

ばかり

bakari
JLPT N3

just donejustjust becausenot only ... but alsokeep onnothing but

上げる

ageru
JLPT N3

at the limitcompletecompletelyfinish

わけだ

wakeda
JLPT N3

conclusiongiven thatexplanationlogicthe fact is thatthis is whyfor this reasonnaturally

せいで

seide
JLPT N3

because ofdue tobecauseblame

くせに

kuseni
JLPT N3

even thoughdespitedespite the fact thatalthougheven if

それというのも

soretoiunomo
JLPT N3

the fact is thatthe reason is thatwhybecause of

間に

aida ni
JLPT N3

duringin the middle ofperioduntilall the timewhile

ことになる

kotoninaru
JLPT N3

has been decided