Learn JLPT N5 Grammar (ichiban)

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Learn Japanese grammar: (ichiban). Meaning: the most; the best.

  • This grammar is used to say something is the best.
  • Some common usage patterns include:
    • がいちばん (examples 1~3)
    • いちばん new sentence (examples 4~6)
    • のなかで~がいちばん (see )
  • Be sure to check the related grammar for similar grammar structures.

Let’s look at some example sentences!

JLPT grammar 一番 (ichiban)  - Learn Japanese

- Example Sentences

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Example #1

かれがいちばんはたらいた。
kare ga ichiban hataraita.
He worked the hardest.
Example #2

あきがいちばんすきなきせつです。
aki ga ichiban suki na kisetsu desu.
Fall is my favorite season.
Example #3

わたしはブロッコリーがいちばんきらいだ。
watashi wa burokkorii ga ichiban kirai da.
I hate broccoli the most.
Example #4

ごぜんちゅうがいちばんちょうしがいい。
gozen chuu ga ichiban choushi ga ii.
I feel best in the morning.
Example #5

いちばんまえにすわっているひとはだれですか?
ichiban mae ni suwatteiru hito wa dare desu ka?
Who is that sitting in the very front?
Example #6

いちばんはやくよやくできるひはいつですか?
ichiban hayaku yoyaku dekiru hi wa itsu desu ka?
When is the earliest day we can make a reservation?
Example #7

いちばんうつくしいはながいちばんはやくしおれる。
ichiban utsukushii hana ga ichiban hayaku shioreru.
The most beautiful flowers are the first to fade.

Vocabulary List

KanjiKanaEnglish
かれhe
働くはたらくto work
あきfall
好きすきto like
季節きせつseason
わたしI
嫌いきらいhate
午前中ごぜんちゅうin the morning
調子がいいちょうしがいいfeeling good
前にまえにin front
座るすわるto sit
だれwho
早くはやくfast; early
予約よやくreservation
美しいうつくしいbeautiful
はなflower
萎れるしおれるto wither; to fade

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