Learn JLPT N3 Grammar (koto da)


should (used for suggestions / advice)

How to use

Verb (dictionary form)ことだ
Verb (ない form)

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

JLPT grammar ことだ (koto da)  - Learn Japanese

- Example Sentences

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Example #1

muri wo shinai koto da.
You shouldn't push yourself too hard
Example #2

kaze gimi nara, hayaku neru koto da.
If you feel like you're catching a cold, you should go to bed early.
Example #3

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 #4

shigoto no koto wa wasurero, sukoshi wa tanoshimu koto da.
Try forgetting about work and enjoy yourself a bit.
Example #5

shigoto wo shinagara kyuukei suru jutsu o oboeru koto da.
You should learn to relax while you are working.
Example #6

shinrai saretakereba, shinraisei no aru hito ni naru koto da.
If you want to be trusted, first become a trustworthy person yourself.

Vocabulary List

風邪気味かぜぎみslight/lingering cold
寝るねるto sleep
一度いちどat once
少しずつすこしずつlittle by little

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