JLPT N4 Grammar (nowa~da)

Meaning

[A] is [B]; the reason for [A] is [B]

How to use

Verb (casual)のは~だ
~です
Noun + な
な-adjective + な
い-adjective
nowa~da のは~だ のは~だ jlpt n4 grammar meaning 文法 例文 japanese flashcards

Learn Japanese grammar: (nowa~da). Meaning: [A] is [B]; the reason for [A] is [B].

This can be used to express 2 different meanings:

  1. The reason for [A] is [B].
  2. Doing [A] is [B].

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Example #1

まいにち、あたらしいたんごをおぼえるのはたいへんです。
mainichi, atarashii tango o oboeru nowa taihen desu.
It is difficult to memorize new vocabulary every day.
Example #2

わたしたちはけっこんをきめたのはこどもができたからです。
watashi tachi wa kekkon o kimeta nowa kodomo ga dekita kara desu.
We decided to get married because we were going to have a baby.
Example #3

わたしがうまれたのはほっかいどうのちいさなむらです。
watashi ga umareta nowa hokkaidou no chiisa na mura desu.
I was born in a small village in Hokkaido.
Example #4

このメンバーのなかにどくしんなのはたなかさんだけです。
kono menbaa no naka ni dokushin na nowa Tanaka san dake desu.
From these members, the only one who is single is Tanaka.
Example #5

かいぎがはじまるのは10じです。わすれないようにメモしたほうがいいよ。
kaigi ga hajimaru nowa 10 ji desu. wasurenai youni memo shita hou ga ii yo.
The meeting begins at 10 o'clock. It would be best to write a memo so you don't forget.
Example #6

にほんごをべんきょうするとき、いちばんむずかしいのはかんじだ。
nihongo o benkyou suru toki, ichiban muzukashii nowa kanji da.
When studying Japanese, the most difficult part is kanji.
Example #7

それをつくったのはわたしのははです。もっとたべたいならあしたももってくるよ。
sore o tsukutta nowa watashi no haha desu. motto tabetai nara ashita mo motte kuru yo.
The person who made that was my mother. If you want to eat more, I will bring it again tomorrow.
Example #8

わたしはアルバイトをしているのはりょこうのかねをためたいからです。
watashi wa arubaito o shite iru nowa ryokou no kane o tametai kara desu.
The reason I am working a part-time job is so I can save up money for traveling.

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