JLPT N3 Grammar (nanka / nante / nado)


give examples; show modesty; make light of ~

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Learn Japanese grammar: (nanka), (nante), (nado). Meaning: give examples; things like; something like; show modesty; make light of ~.

This used to either:

  1. give examples; things like… (see examples 1~2).
  2. show modesty (see examples 3~4).
  3. make light of; belittling something (see examples 5~8).

How are なんか・なんて・など different?

  • なんか -> nanka = informal (used in spoken Japanese).
  • なんて -> nante = less formal (used in spoken Japanese).
  • など -> nado = more formal (mostly used in written Japanese).

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- Example Sentences

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

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Example #1

shiken mo chikai shi, terebi nado miteiru hima wa nai.
Exams are close and I don't have time to do things like watch TV.
Example #2

chuugokugo ya supeingo nado, shigoto ni yaku ni tachi sou na gaikokugo o benkyou shitai desu.
I want to study foreign languages that would be useful for work, like Chinese or Spanish.
Example #3

kare wa watashi nanka yori sugoi hito da yo.
He is a much better man than I am.
Example #4

kare wa watashi nado ni me mo kureyou to shinai darou.
He would never bother to notice (someone like) me.
Example #5

karaoke nanka ikitakunai
I don't really want to go to karaoke..
Example #6

nattou nannte kirai da.
I really hate natto (Japanese fermented soybean)
Example #7

omae no hanashi nanka dare ga shinjiru mon ka.
Who's going to believe you're story?
Example #8

yuurei nanka iru mon ka.
How could anyone believe in ghosts!

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嫌いきらいhate; dislike

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