Learn JLPT N3 Grammar (koto ka)

How to use

Verb (casual)ことか
Noun + である
な-adjective + な

Learn Japanese grammar: (koto ka). Meaning: how…!; what…!

This grammar structure is usually preceded by interrogative words like

  • どんなに
  • どれだけ
  • どれほど
  • 何度(なんど)
  • 何時間(なんじかん)
  • etc..
JLPT grammar ことか (koto ka)  - Learn Japanese

- Example Sentences

Each example sentence includes a Japanese hint, the romaji reading, and the English translation.

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Example #1

nando chuui shita koto ka?
How many times have I warned you?
Example #2

kono keshiki wa nanto kirei na koto ka.
This scenery is incredibly beautiful!
Example #3

boku wa goukaku dekitara, donnani ureshii koto ka.
If I am able to pass, I will be immeasurably happy!
Example #4

ima made nando sake o yameyou to omotta koto ka.
Until now how many times have I thought about quitting drinking?
Example #5

gakusei jidai, shougakukin ga moraete dore hodo tasukatta koto ka.
Getting a scholarship when I was a student really saved me..

Vocabulary List

何度なんどhow many times
ぼくI; me
合格ごうかくpass exam
うれしいhappy; glad

Vocabulary items are displayed based on the order they appear in the grammar lesson.

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