JLPT N5 Grammar (naru)

How to use

い-adjective + なる
naru なる jlpt n5 grammar meaning 文法例文 japanese flashcards

Grammar Notes:

Learn Japanese grammar: (ni naru / ku naru). Meaning: to become.

  • This grammar is used to express “to become”.
  • It is usually written either as になる (ni naru) or くなる (ku naru) when followed by い-adjectives.

Various forms:

  • Since it is a verb, it can be conjugated in current and past tense.
    • なる (naru)
    • なります (narimasu) more polite
    • なっている (natteiru) “becoming”
    • なっています (natteimasu) “becoming”
    • なった (natta) “became”
    • なりました (narimashita) “became”
  • It can even be changed to express a desire to become (want to become).
    • (naritai)

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- Example Sentences

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Example #1

ookiku natteiru ne!
You're getting bigger!
Example #2

kyou wa atsuku naru you da.
It looks like it will get hot today.
Example #3

kotoshi, watashi wa hatachi ni narimasu.
This year I will turn 20 years old (become an adult in Japan).
Example #4

kuraku naru mae ni ie ni kaeritai.
I want to head home before it gets dark.
Example #5

motto tsuyoku naru tame ni, mainichi undou shiteimasu.
I work out every day so I can get stronger.
Example #6

nihongo ga jouzu ni natteimasu ne.
Your Japanese is improving.
Example #7

shourai, nani ni naritai desuka?
What do you want to be in the future?
Example #8

roku gatsu ni haitte, chotto atsuku natta ne
It started to get a bit hot when since we entered June.
Example #9

kuraku natte kimashita ne. sorosoro kaerimashou ka.
It's starting to get dark, we should head back soon?
Example #10

kyou no ibento wa chuushi ni narimashita.
Today's event has been cancelled.

Vocabulary List

家に帰るいえにかえるreturn home
運動うんどうworkout; exercise
今年ことしthis year
二十歳はたち20 years old
日本語にほんごJapanese language
入るはいるto enter
将来しょうらいin the future
なりたいto want to become

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