Learn JLPT N4 Grammar (koro / goro)

How to use

Noun (time)ごろ (around; about)
Verb (casual)ころ (when)
Noun + の

Learn Japanese grammar: 【 ころ / ごろ 】 (koro / goro). Meaning: around; about; when.

Both the kanji version and hiragana versions are frequently used.

JLPT grammar 頃 (koro / goro)  - Learn Japanese

- Example Sentences

Each example sentence includes a Japanese hint, the romaji reading, and the English translation.

Click the below red button to toggle off and and on all of the hints, and you can click on the buttons individually to show only the ones you want to see.

Example #1

yuushoku wa itsu goro ni nasaimasu ka.
At what time will you be expecting dinner?
Example #2

watashi wa kono koro totemo isogashii desu.
I am very busy these days.
Example #3

yoru no hachiji goro, uchi ni kite moraeru ka?
Can you come by my place around eight p.m.?
Example #4

ja, boku wa kujihan goro mukae ni kureba ii desu ne.
Say, then, I’ll pick you up round about nine thirty. Is that right?
Example #5

anata wa kodomo no koro, ijime ni atta koto wa aru.
Did you ever experience bullying when you were a child?
Example #6

sore wa watashi ga kodomo no koro ni utatta taihen furui uta datta.
It had been a very old song when I was young.
Example #7

watashitachi wa asa shichiji ni shukkin shimasu. sore kara zutto shigoto de, yoru juuji han goro ni mise o demasu.
We come in at 7 o’clock in the morning. We work right through, and we leave at about half past 10 at night.
Example #8

watashi wa kodomo no koro, gakkou e ikazu, ryoushin to issho ni zutto idou seikatsu o shite ita.
I didn’t go to school as a child and I traveled a lot with my parents.

View all JLPT N4 Grammar Lessons

JLPT N4 grammar list

Recommended JLPT N4 Books

Nihongo So-matome: JLPT N4 Grammar

This book covers all of the JLPT N4 Grammar in 6 weeks! (It also includes reading and listening practice)
See price on Amazon

GENKI II: An Integrated Course in Elementary Japanese

This is the best all around book for beginners learning Japanese in English. I used this in my first year studying Japanese. I found it to be far better and easier to use than the many other books I was using. This is the second book in the series and should cover most of what you need to pass JLPT N4.
See price on Amazon

Kanzen Master Jlpt Grammar N4

This book covers all of the grammar that you need to know to pass the JLPT N4, and includes great practice excercises. One down side though, is it's mostly in Japanese, but that will help you in the long run.
See price on Amazon

Jlpt N4 Japanese Lauguage Proficiency Test Official Practice Test

This is the official practice test of the JLPT N4. I highly recommend doing at least 1 practice test before taking the real test.
See price on Amazon

Join our subscription list to get the latest lessons / content