JLPT N1 Grammar (nan to iu / nanto / nante)

Meaning

how (beautiful, etc.); what a ~

How to use

なんというNounだ / か / だろう
なのだろう
なんだろう
な-adj
なんと
なんて
Noun + なん/のだろう
な-adj + なん/の
い-adj + の
nan to iu なんという jlpt n1 grammar meaning 文法 例文 japanese flashcards

Learn Japanese grammar: 何という / 何と / 何て【】(nan to iu / nanto / nante). Meaning: how (beautiful, etc.); what a ~.

This connects to nouns to express surprised emotions.

It can be used for both good and bad situations.

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Example #1

ここからのけしき、なんてきれいなんだろう。
koko kara no keshiki, nante kirei nan darou.
What a beautiful view from here!
Example #2

かのじょはかるくさわられてもおおきくさけんだ。なんというびんかんなひとだ。
kanojo wa karuku sawararete mo ookiku sakenda. nan to iu binkan na hito da.
She shouted loudly when touched lightly. What a sensitive person.
Example #3

あいつはかみなりのおとでもこわがっている。なんというおくびょうなひとだ。
aitsu wa kaminari no oto demo kowagatte iru. nan to iu okubyou na hito da.
He is scared even by the sound of thunder. What a timid person he is!
Example #4

かれはひとりでれいぞうこをはこんでしまって。なんというすごいちからだ。
kare wa hitori de reizouko o hakonde shimatte. nan to iu sugoi chikara da.
He carried the refrigerator all by himself. What a great power he has!
Example #5

こんなやすいきゅうりょうでまじめにはたらくかれはなんてバカらしい。
konna yasui kyuuryou de majime ni hataraku kare wa nante baka rashii.
How stupid he is to work seriously with such a low salary.
Example #6

つなみがきて、かれはつまとこどもをのこしてじぶんがさきにげ。なんというひげきだろうか。
tsunami ga kite, kare wa tsuma to kodomo o nokoshite jibun ga saki nige. nan to iu higeki darou ka.
When the tsunami came, he left his wife and children and escaped first. What a tragedy!

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