JLPT N5 Grammar (kata)


the way of doing something; how to do ~

How to use

Verb ます (stem form)
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Learn Japanese grammar: (kata). Meaning: the way of doing something; how to do ~.

  • (kata) is used to express 2 similar meanings:
    1. the way of doing something
      • 食べ = (たべかた) = the way to eat
    2. how to do something
      • 食べ = (たべかた) = how to eat

  • It is used at the end of a verb in ます form, by removing the ます (also known as stem form).
    • 食べます = (たべますかた)

  • It is often written both in the kanji version and hiragana version:
    • 食べ
    • 食べ

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Example #1

pasokon no tsukai kata ga wakarimasen.
I don't know how to use a computer.
Example #2

keeki no tsukuri kata o shitteimasu ka?
Do you know how to make a cake?
Example #3

ohashi no tsukai kata ga jouzu desu ne.
You're very good at using chopsticks (you will be told this all the time in Japan)
Example #4

ano sensei no oshie kata wa totemo wakari yasui desu.
That teacher's way of teaching is very easy to understand
Example #5

kare no iki kata wa, kakkoii desu.
His way of living is really cool.
Example #6

kono kanji no yomi kata o oshiete kudasai.
Please teach me how to read this kanji character.
Example #7

ATM no tsukai kata o oshiete itadakemasen ka?
Could you please teach me how to use an ATM?

Vocabulary List

分かるわかるto understand; to comprehend; to grasp; to see; to get; to follow
上手じょうずskillful; skilled; proficient; good (at)
先生せんせいteacher; instructor; master
読むよむto read; to guess; to predict; to read (someone's thoughts)
食べるたべるto eat
生き方いきかたway of life; way of living
使い方つかいかたway of using; how to use
分かりませんわかりませんto not understand
作り方つくりかたhow to make; way of making
知っているしっているto know
上手じょうずskilled (compliment)
教え方おしえかたway of teaching; teaching style; how to teach
分かりやすいわかりやすいeasy to understand
読み方よみかたhow to read; way of reading
教えるおしえるto teach

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