Learn JLPT N2 Grammar (yori)

How to use

time, place or personより

Learn Japanese grammar: (yori). Meaning: from ~ a time, place, or person.

(yori) is used to say “from” after a time, place, or person.

  • 今日
    • kyou yori ~
    • From today ~

Different Meanings:

より can also mean than; rather than; more than.

Let’s look at some example sentences!

JLPT grammar より [2] (yori)  - Learn Japanese

- Example Sentences

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Example #1

きょうより、まいにちにほんごをべんきょうします。
kyou yori, mainichi nihongo wo benkyou shimasu.
From today, I will study Japanese everyday.
Example #2

きのう、やまださんよりおでんわをいただきました。
kinou, yamada san yori odenwa wo itadakimashita.
I received a call from Mr. Yamada yesterday.
Example #3

こころよりかんしゃします。
kokoro kara kansha shimasu.
I truly appreciate it (from my heart)
Example #4

じゅぎょうは9がつついたちよりかいしです。
jugyou wa kugatsu tsuitachi yori kaishi desu.
Classes start from the 1st of September.
Example #5

らいしゅうのすいようびより、おおさかにしゅっちょうします。
raishuu no suiyoubi yori, oosaka ni shucchou shimasu.
From next Wednesday I will be going on a business trip to Osaka.
Example #6

しがつついたちよりしけんをおこないます。
shigatsu tsuitachi yori shiken wo okonaimasu.
The exam will be held from April 1st.
Example #7

きょねんよりにほんごがじょうずになりましたね。
kyonen yori nihongo ga jouzu ni narimashita ne.
Your Japanese has improved a lot from last year.

Vocabulary List

KanjiKanaEnglish
毎日まいにちeveryday
勉強べんきょうstudy
昨日きのうyesterday
頂くいただくto receive
感謝かんしゃappreciation; thanks
授業じゅぎょうclass
開始かいしbegin; start
出張しゅっちょうbusiness trip
試験しけんexam
去年きょねんlast year
上手じょうずskilled; good

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