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JLPT N1 Grammar: んばかりに (n bakari ni)

んばかりに (n bakari ni) Meaning: as if; as though How to use the: Verb-ないform (-ない) + んばかり + に/の/だ Exception: する -> せん + ばかりに Example sentences: 1, そうだろうか、と言わんばかりに彼女は目を見開いた。 sou darou ka, to iwan bakari ni kanojo wa me o mihiraita. Her eyes widened as if to say: is it …

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JLPT N1 Grammar: 模様だ (moyouda)

模様だ (moyouda) Meaning: look; perhaps; seems Explain: State the idea that “there is a possibility, perhaps”. Or used to report the news Example sentences: 1, あの人はこの大学の学生ではない模様だ。 Ano hito wa kono daigaku no gakuseide wanai moyouda. It seems he is not a student of this school. 2, こちらの方がちょっとおいしい模様だ。 Kochira no kata …

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JLPT N1 Grammar: ものやら (mono yara)

ものやら (mono yara) Meaning: I wonder..; unsure; don’t know How to use the: Verb + ものやら な-adjective + な + ものやら い-adjective + い + ものやら Explain: Describe event that the speaker himself doesn’t know. Example sentences: 1, 帰国した留学生は今何をしているものやら。 Kikoku shita ryūgakusei wa imanani o shite iru mono yara. What …

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JLPT N1 Grammar: も同然だ (mo douzen da)

も同然だ (mo douzen da) Meaning: just like; same as~ How to use the: Verb (た / ない) + も + 同然 + だ/の Noun+ (も) + 同然 + だ/の Explain: That is, although the truth is not, it is almost like that. Expressive, subjective. Example sentences: 1, 実の娘同然に大切に育ててくれた。 Mi no …

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JLPT N1 Grammar: もそこそこに (mo sokosoko ni)

もそこそこに (mo sokosoko ni) Meaning: do …. hurry How to use the: N・Vの + もそこそこに Explain: Describe the job do through the speakers, roughly because there is not enough time. Example sentences: 1, 化粧もそこそこに、会社に行った。 Keshō mo sokosoko ni, kaisha ni itta. I put on makeup hurry and then the company. …

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JLPT N1 Grammar: た拍子に (ta hyoushi ni)

た拍子に (ta hyoushi ni) Meaning: the moment; the instance How to use the: Verb-casual, past + 拍子に Example sentences: 1, あわてた拍子に万事を忘れた。 Awateta hyoushi ni banji wo wasureta I forgot everything in my hurry. 2, くしゃみをした拍子にメガネが落ちた。 kushami o shita hyoushi ni megane ga ochita. My glasses fell as I sneezed. 3, …

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JLPT N1 Grammar: のみならず (nomi narazu)

のみならず (nomi narazu) Meaning: not only; besides; as well as~ How to use the: Verb-dictionary form + のみならず Noun + のみならず いadj + のみならず なadj + であるのみならず Explain: Used to express the meaning when receiving the problem presented earlier, not only that but …. further suggestions also a similar thing …

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JLPT N1 Grammar: によらず (ni yorazu)

によらず (ni yorazu) Meaning: regardless of How to use the: Noun + によらず Explain: The form of using that sentence pattern is a noun or a sentence that includes questionable adverbs. When associated with nouns or noun sentences without questionable adverbs, they will show the meaning that they do not …

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JLPT N1 Grammar: に照らして (ni terashite)

に照らして (ni terashite) Meaning: in comparison with, according to, in light of, in view of How to use the: Noun + に照らして Example sentences: 1, その事実に照らして彼に罪がないことは明らかだ。 Sono jijitsu ni terashite kare ni tsumi ga nai koto wa akirakada. The fact that he is not guilty is clarified based on that …

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JLPT N1 Grammar: に足る (ni taru)

に足る (ni taru) Meaning: to be enough; to be worthy of How to use the: Verb-dictionary form + に足る するNoun + に足る Explain: Having full value …, satisfying Example sentences: 1, 一生のうちに語るに足る冒険などそうあるものではない。 Isshō no uchi ni kataru ni taru bōken nado sō aru monode wanai. In one’s life, It is …

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