JLPT N1 Grammar (gotoki / gotoku / gotoshi)

Meaning

like; as if; the same as ~

How to use

Verb (+が/かの)
(dictionary / た form)
ごとき + noun
ごとく~(文の途中)
ごとし(文の終わり)
Noun + の
gotoki ごとき jlpt n1 grammar meaning 文法 例文 japanese flashcards

Learn Japanese grammar: 【ごとき / ごとく / ごとし】(gotoki / gotoku / gotoshi). Meaning: like; as if; the same as ~.

Meaning 1) 〜のように

“just like; as if; the same as ~”

See examples 1 ~ 5.

Meaning 2) 〜なんか

“Someone like (you, me, him, etc); something like ~; such a thing as ~”

See examples 6 ~ 10.

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- Example Sentences

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Example #1

かれはかぜのごとくはしっています。
kare wa kaze no gotoku hashitte imasu.
He is running like the wind.
Example #2

だれもみていないかのごとくじゆうにおどりましょう。
dare mo mite inai ka no gotoku jiyuu ni odorimashou.
Let's dance freely as if no one is watching.
Example #3

かのじょはみずのごとくおかねをつかう。
kanojo wa mizu no gotoku okane o tsukau.
She spends money like water.
Example #4

かれはなんでもしっているかのごとく、いつもじしんをもってはなす。
kare wa nan demo shitte iru ka no gotoku, itsumo jishin o motte hanasu.
He always speaks with confidence, as if he knew everything.
Example #5

すでにのべたがごとく、このちょうさほうほうにはいくつかのもんだいてんがある。
sudeni nobeta ga gotoku, kono chousa houhou ni wa ikutsu ka no mondaiten ga aru.
As I pointed out earlier, there are a few problems with the method used to conduct this survey.
Example #6

こんかいのごときじけんはにどとおこしてはいけない。
konkai no gotoki jiken wa nidoto okoshite wa ikenai.
An incident like this one should never happen again.
Example #7

かれのごときじんぶつはわすれられてとうぜんだ。
kare no gotoki jinbutsu wa wasure rarete touzen da.
It's only natural that a person like him has forgotten.
Example #8

そのようなばくだいなきんがくは、われわれのごときしょみんにははらえるはずがない。
sono youna bakudai na kingaku wa, wareware no gotoki shomin ni wa haraeru hazu ga nai.
Such a huge amount of money cannot be paid to ordinary people like us.
Example #9

あのせんしゅのごときプロな人にかつなんてできないよ。
ano senshu no gotoki puro na hito ni katsu nante dekinai yo.
There's no way that an athlete like that can beat a professional.
Example #10

そのなんもんがしょうがくせいごときにとけるわけがない。
sono nanmon ga shougakusei gotoki ni tokeru wake ga nai.
There is no way that difficult problem could be solved by a mere elementary school student.

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