JLPT N5 Grammar (no ga heta)


to be bad at doing something

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Verb (dictionary form)のが下手
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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.


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

kare wa ohashi o tsukau no ga heta da.
He is bad at using chopsticks.
Example #2

haha wa ryouri o suru no ga heta da.
My mother is bad at cooking.
Example #3

watashi wa hito to shaberu no ga heta da.
I'm not good at talking with people.
Example #4

kanji o benkyou suru no ga heta desu.
I'm not good at studying kanji.
Example #5

nihongo no ji o kaku no ga heta da.
I'm not good at writing Japanese characters.
Example #6

ane wa utau no ga heta da to omoimasu.
I think my older sister is bad at singing.
Example #7

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

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
使うつかうto use
料理りょうりfood; cooking
書くかくto write
歌ううたうto sing
思うおもうto think

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