Learn JLPT N3 Grammar (koto)

How to use

Verb (dictionary form)こと
Verb (ない form)

Learn Japanese grammar: (koto). Meaning: (must) do.

This word can also be used as a verb nominalizer for a completely different meaning. See lesson for .

JLPT grammar こと (koto)  - Learn Japanese

- Example Sentences

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

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Example #1

oogoe o dasanai koto.
Don't speak with a loud voice.
Example #2

gakkou no kisoku o mamoru koto.
Follow school rules.
Example #3

okane o taisetsu ni suru koto.
Use your money wisely.
Example #4

jugyouchuu wa keitai denwa o tsukawanai koto.
Don't use cellphones during class.
Example #5

genjitsu o massugu miru koto.
Face reality.
Example #6

bangohan no mae ni dezaato o tabenai koto.
No eating dessert before dinner.

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