JLPT N4 Grammar (you da)

Meaning

appears; seems; looks as if~

How to use

Verb (casual)ようだ
Noun + の
な-adjective + な
い-adjective
you da ようだ ようだ jlpt n4 grammar meaning 文法 例文 japanese flashcards

Learn Japanese grammar: (you da). Meaning: appears; seems; looks as if~.

(you da) is used to say things like:

  • it appears as if..
  • it seems as if..
  • it looks as if..

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Example #1

あめのようだ。
ame no you da.
It looks like rain..
Example #2

そのようだ。
sono you da.
It seems to be that way.
Example #3

きょうはさむくなるようだ。
kyou wa samuku naru you da.
It looks like it's gonna get pretty cold today.
Example #4

かのじょはうれしくないようだ。
kanojo wa ureshikunai you da.
She doesn't seem happy.
Example #5

だいぶかわったようだな。
daibu kawatta you da na.
(it) seems to have changed considerably
Example #6

きょうしつにきたけどだれもいない。きょうはじゅぎょうがないようだ。
kyoushitsu ni kita keredo daremo inai. kyou wa jugyou ga nai you da.
I came to the classroom, but nobody was there. It seems like there's no class today.
Example #7

それはほんとうにゆめのようだ。
sore wa hontouni yume no you da.
That's truly like a dream.
Example #8

きょうはおちこんでいるようですね。
kyou wa ochikondeiru you desu ne.
You seem down today.
Example #9

あらしはやんだようだ。
arashi wa yanda you da.
It appears as if the storm has passed
Example #10

わたしはむちだったようだ。
watashi wa muchi datta you da.
It seems that I was a bit ignorant.

Vocabulary List

KanjiKanaEnglish
あめrain
今日きょうtoday
寒いさむいcold
あらしstorm
やんだsettled down
だいぶconsiderably
変わったかわったchanged
教室きょうしつclassroom
来たきたcame
けれどbut
誰もいないだれもいないno one is there
授業じゅぎょうclass
落ち込むおちこむto be down; depressed
無知むちignorant
彼女かのじょshe
嬉しいうれしいhappy
本当にほんとうにtruly

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