Learn JLPT N5 Grammar (kata)

Meaning

the way of doing something; how to do

How to use

Verb (stem form) ます + 方

Learn Japanese grammar: (kata). Meaning: the way of doing something; how to do.

  • (kata) is used to express 2 similar meanings:
    • the way of doing something
    • how to do something
      • 食べ = (たべかた) = the way to eat
      • 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.
    • 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
  • Be sure to check out other similar grammar in our related grammar section.

Let’s look at some example sentences!

JLPT grammar 方 (kata)  - Learn Japanese

- Example Sentences

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Example #1

かれのいきかたは、かっこいいです。
kare no iki kata wa, kakkoii desu.
His way of living is really cool.
Example #2

パソコンのつかいかたがわかりません。
pasokon no tukai kata ga wakarimasen.
I don't know how to use a computer.
Example #3

ケーキのつくりかたをしっていますか?
keeki no tsukuri kata wo shitteimasu ka?
Do you know how to make a cake?
Example #4

おはしのつかいかたがじょうずですね
ohashi no tukai kata ga jouzu desu ne.
You're very good at using chopsticks (you will be told this all the time in Japan)
Example #5

あのせんせいのおしえかたはとてもわかりやすいです。
ano sensei no oshie kata wa totemo wakari yasui desu.
That teacher's way of teaching is very easy to understand
Example #6

このかんじのよみかたをおしえてください。
kono kanji no yomi kata wo oshiete kudasai.
Please teach me how to read this kanji character.
Example #7

ATMのつかいかたをおしえていただけませんか。
ATM no tsukai kata wo oshiete itadakemasen ka?
Could you please teach me how to use an ATM?

Vocabulary List

KanjiKanaEnglish
食べるたべるto eat
彼のかれのhis
生き方いきかたway of life; way of living
かっこいいcool
パソコンcomputer
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
お箸おはしchopsticks
上手じょうずskilled (compliment)
先生せんせいteacher
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
漢字かんじkanji
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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