JLPT N3 Grammar (nakanaka)

Meaning

very; quite; pretty; rather; just not~

How to use

なかなかVerb
Noun
Adjective
nakanaka なかなか jlpt n3 grammar meaning 文法 例文 japanese flashcards

Learn Japanese grammar: (nakanaka). Meaning: very; quite; pretty; rather; just not~.

Usage 1) なかなか + Noun / Adjective

When なかなか is used with a noun or adjective, the speaker expresses a sense of unexpectedness or surprise.

Usage 2) なかなか + Verb

When なかなか is used with a negative verb, it implies that the speaker has attempted to do something, but it is unable to do it.

For more information about this usage, see JLPT N4 lesson .


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Example #1

なかなかおもしろそうです。
nakanaka omoshiro sou desu.
That sounds quite interesting.
Example #2

かれはなかなかほんをよむ。
kare wa nakanaka hon o yomu.
He reads quite a lot of books.
Example #3

このりょうりはなかなかおいしいですね。
kono ryouri wa nakanaka oishii desu ne.
This food is quite good.
Example #4

かれらはなかなかてごわいあいてですね。
karera wa nakanaka tegowai aite desu ne.
They are pretty tough opponents.
Example #5

なかなかのドレスですね。きみにとてもにあうとおもうよ。
nakanaka no doresu desu ne. kimi ni totemo niau to omou yo.
It's quite a nice dress, I think it suits you well.
Example #6

くるまのエンジンがなかなかかからない。
kuruma no enjin ga nakanaka kakaranai.
I can't seem to get the car to start.
Example #7

バスをまつだけなのになかなかじかんがかかりそうです。
basu o matsu dake nano ni nakanaka jikan ga kakari sou desu.
I am just waiting for the bus, but it seems like it's going to take quite some time..
Example #8

もうくるはずなんですが、なかなかバスがきませんね。
mou kuru hazu nan desu ga, nakanaka basu ga kimasen ne.
It should have arrived already, but the bus doesn't seem to be coming. 

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