JLPT N4 Grammar (hitsuyou ga aru)

Meaning

need to; it is necessary to

How to use

Verb (dictionary form)必要がある
必要がない
hitsuyou ga aru 必要がある ひつようがある jlpt n4 grammar meaning 文法 例文 japanese flashcards

Learn Japanese grammar: 【ひつようがある】(hitsuyou ga aru). Meaning: that one needs to do something; that it is necessary to do something.

必要 (hitsuyou) means necessary/necessity and means there is, so it literally translates to there is a necessity to…

Example A) Need to (hitsuyou ga aru)

watashi wa motto benkyou suru hitsuyou ga aru.

I need to study more.

Example B) Do not need to (hitsuyou ga nai)

kyou wa jimusho ni iku hitsuyou ga nai.

There is no need to go into the office today.

Example C) More polite

To be more polite, you can use (hitsuyou ga arimasu) and (hitsuyou ga arimasen) instead.

watashi wa daijoubu desu yo. anata ni wa nanimo suru hitsuyou ga arimasen.

I’m fine. There’s no need for you to do anything.


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- Example Sentences

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Example #1

かれらはやすむひつようがある。
karera wa yasumu hitsuyou ga aru.
They need to rest.
Example #2

もっとべんきょうするひつようがある。
motto benkyou suru hitsuyou ga aru.
I need to study more.
Example #3

わたしのおとうとはきょうがっこうにいくひつようがない。
watashi no otouto wa kyou gakkou ni iku hitsuyou ga nai.
My younger brother doesn't need to go to school today.
Example #4

おれにはもうひつようがない。
ore ni wa mou hitsuyou ga nai.
I have no need for this anymore.
Example #5

なんでそんなことをするひつようがあるんですか?
nande sonna koto o suru hitsuyou ga aru n desu ka?
Why is it necessary to do that?
Example #6

いしゃはかれにタバコをやめるひつようがあるといった。
isha wa kare ni tabako o yameru hitsuyou ga aru to itta.
The doctor told him that he needs to quit smoking.
Example #7

まず、へやをそうじするひつようがある。
mazu, heya o souju suru hitsuyou ga aru.
First, we need to clean this room.
Example #8

わたしはわざわざみせにまでかいにいくひつようがない。
watashi wa wazawaza mise ni made kai ni iku hitsuyou ga nai.
I don't need to go out of my way to go and buy it at the store.
Example #9

にほんのかいしゃではたらくために、JLPT N3にごうかくするひつようがある。
nihon no kaisha de hataraku tame ni, JLPT N3 ni goukaku suru hitsuyou ga aru.
To work at a Japanese company, you need to pass JLPT N3.

Vocabulary List

KanjiKanaEnglish
休むやすむto be absent; to take a day off; to rest
必要ひつようnecessary; necessity
勉強べんきょうstudies
事務所じむしょoffice
大丈夫だいじょうぶalright; OK
何もなにもnothing
おれI; me
医者いしゃdoctor
かれhe; him
タバコたばこsmoking; cigarettes
やめるto quit
言ういうto say

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