JLPT N5 Grammar (no ga heta)

Meaning

to be bad at doing something

How to use

Verb (dictionary form)のが下手
のがへた
no ga heta のが下手 jlpt n5 grammar meaning 文法例文 japanese flashcards

Learn Japanese grammar: 【のがへた】(no ga heta). Meaning: to be bad at doing something.

Example A)

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

スポーツをするのがへただ。

supootsu wo suru no ga heta da.

I am bad at playing sports.

This grammar is usually written with its kanji form.

To say the opposite “good at”, use


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- Example Sentences

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Example #1

かれはおはしをつかうのがへただ。
kare wa ohashi o tsukau no ga heta da.
He is bad at using chopsticks.
Example #2

はははりょうりをするのがへただ。
haha wa ryouri o suru no ga heta da.
My mother is bad at cooking.
Example #3

わたしは人としゃべるのがへただ。
watashi wa hito to shaberu no ga heta da.
I'm not good at talking with people.
Example #4

かんじをべんきょうするのがへたです。
kanji o benkyou suru no ga heta desu.
I'm not good at studying kanji.
Example #5

にほんごのじをかくのがへただ。
nihongo no ji o kaku no ga heta da.
I'm not good at writing Japanese characters.
Example #6

あねはうたうのがへただとおもいます。
ane wa utau no ga heta da to omoimasu.
I think my older sister is bad at singing.
Example #7

トライアスロンをやってみたいですがおよぐのがへただ。
toraiasuron o yatte mitai desuga oyogu no ga heta da.
I want to try doing a triathlon, but I'm no good at swimming.

Vocabulary List

KanjiKanaEnglish
ははmother
下手へたunskillful; poor; awkward​
ひとperson; human
あねolder sister; elder sister​
日本語にほんごJapanese language
話すはなすto speak
かれhe
はしchopsticks
使うつかうto use
料理りょうりfood; cooking
漢字かんじkanji
勉強べんきょうstudy
character
書くかくto write
わたしI
歌ううたうto sing
思うおもうto think

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