JLPT N2 Grammar (koto da)

Meaning

should do~ (used for suggestions or giving advice)

How to use

Verb (dictionary form)ことだ
Verb (ない form)
koto da ことだ jlpt n2 grammar meaning 文法 例文 japanese flashcards

Learn Japanese grammar: (koto da). Meaning: should do~ (used for suggestions or giving advice).


koto da ことだ jlpt n2 grammar meaning 文法 例文 learn japanese flashcards

Click the image to download the flashcard.
Download all N2 grammar flashcards.

JLPT Grammar E-Book Download

Download our complete
JLPT N2 Grammar Master E-book.

become a patron

Access ALL extra downloads, ebooks, and study guides by supporting JLPT Sensei on Patreon.

- Example Sentences

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

Click the below red button to toggle off and and on all of the hints, and you can click on the buttons individually to show only the ones you want to see.

Example #1

かぜぎみなら、はやくねることですよ。
kaze gimi nara, hayaku neru koto desu yo.
If you feel like you're catching a cold, you should go to bed early.
Example #2

むりをしないことだよ。
muri o shinai koto da yo.
You shouldn't push yourself too hard
Example #3

N2にごうかくしたかったら、とにかくかんじをおぼえることだよ。
N2 ni goukaku shitakattara, tonikaku kanji o oboeru koto da yo.
If you want to pass the N2, you should memorize kanji.
Example #4

にほんごがうまくなりたかったら、にほんじんのこいびとをつくることですよ。
nihongo ga umaku naritakattara, nihonjin no koibito o tsukuru koto desu yo.
If you want to improve your Japanese, you should get a Japanese boyfriend/girlfriend.
Example #5

いちどにぜんぶはむりです。まいにちすこしずつべんきょうすることです。
ichido ni zenbu wa muri desu. mainichi sukoshi zutsu benkyou suru koto desu.
It is impossible to do it all at once. It is best to study a little bit everyday.
Example #6

いやなことをわすれるにはとにかくわらうことですよ。
iya na koto o wasureru ni wa tonikaku warau koto desu yo.
In order to help forget something negative, you should start by smiling.
Example #7

しごとをしながらきゅうけいするじゅつをおぼえることだ。
shigoto o shinagara kyuukei suru jutsu o oboeru koto da.
You should learn to relax while you are working.
Example #8

しんらいされたければ、しんらいせいのあるひとになることだ。
shinrai saretakereba, shinraisei no aru hito ni naru koto da.
If you want to be trusted, first become a trustworthy person yourself.

Vocabulary List

KanjiKanaEnglish
無理むりimpossible
風邪気味かぜぎみslight/lingering cold
寝るねるto sleep
一度いちどat once
全部ぜんぶall
少しずつすこしずつlittle by little
勉強べんきょうstudy

View all JLPT N2 Vocabulary Lessons

JLPT N2 vocabulary list

View all JLPT N2 Grammar Lessons

JLPT N2 grammar list