JLPT N5 Grammar (no ga jouzu)

How to use

Verb (dictionary form)のが上手
のがじょうず
no ga jouzu のが上手 のがじょうず jlpt n5 grammar meaning 文法例文 japanese flashcards

Learn Japanese grammar: / (no ga jouzu desu). Meaning: to be good at doing something.

Example A)

Simply add (no ga jouzu) after a verb in its dictionary form to say you are good at that action.

スポーツをするのが上手ですね。

supootsu o suru no ga jouzu desu ne.

You are very good at sports.

This grammar is usually written with its kanji form.

To say the opposite “bad at”, use


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- Example Sentences

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Example #1

あなたはおしえるのがじょうずです。
anata wa oshieru no ga jouzu desu.
You're good at teaching.
Example #2

かれはうたうのがじょうずだ。
kare wa utau no ga jouzu da.
He's good at singing.
Example #3

かのじょはピアノをひくのがじょうず。
kanojo wa piano o hiku no ga jouzu.
She's good at playing piano.
Example #4

あなたはおはしをつかうのがじょうずですね。
anata wa ohashi o tsukau no ga jouzu desu ne.
You're very good at using chopsticks.
Example #5

わたしはそんなににほんごをはなすのがじょうずではない。
watashi wa sonnnani nihongo o hanasu no ga jouzu dewa nai.
I'm not very good at speaking Japanese..
Example #6

こうこうのとき、うんどうをするのがじょうずだったがいまはちがう。
koukou no toki, undou o suru no ga jouzu datta ga ima wa chigau.
In high school, I was good at exercising, but things are different now..
Example #7

わたしはははほどりょうりをするのがじょうずではありません。
watashi wa haha hodo ryouri o suru no ga jouzu dewa arimasen.
I'm nowhere near as good at cooking as my mother.
Example #8

じかんをかんりするのがじょうずではない。
jikan o kanri suru no ga jouzu dewa nai.
I'm not good at managing time..

Vocabulary List

KanjiKanaEnglish
上手じょうずskillful; skilled; proficient; good (at)
話すはなすto speak; to talk; to converse
高校こうこうsenior high school; high school​
ははmother
日本語にほんごJapanese language
教えるおしえるto teach
かれhe
歌ううたうto sing
彼女かのじょshe
ピアノを弾くぴあのをひくto play piano
お箸おはしchopsticks
使うつかうto use
そんなにnot very
時間じかんtime
管理かんりmanagement
運動うんどうexercise
いまnow
違うちがうdifferent
母ほどははほどlike my mother
料理りょうりcooking; food

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