JLPT N4 Grammar (koto ni suru)

How to use

Verb (dictionary form)
Verb )ない form)
koto ni suru ことにする ことにする jlpt n4 grammar meaning 文法 例文 japanese flashcards

Learn Japanese grammar: (koto ni suru) / (koto ni shimasu). Meaning: to decide on.

This is used to express what one has decided on of their own will. Add it after a verb to say that’s what you’ve decided on.

Example A)

ikanai koto ni suru.

I’ve decided to not go.

Different ways to use:

  • ことにする (koto ni suru) casual
  • ことにします (koto ni shimasu) more polite
  • ことにしている (koto ni shiteiru) current
  • ことにしています (koto ni shiteimasu) current polite
  • To use with a noun, remove the こと

koto ni suru ことにする ことにする jlpt n4 grammar meaning 文法 例文 learn japanese flashcards

Click the image to download the flashcard.
Download all N4 grammar flashcards.

JLPT Grammar E-Book Download

Download our complete
JLPT N4 Grammar Master E-book.

become a patron

Access ALL extra downloads, ebooks, and study guides by supporting JLPT Sensei on Patreon.

- 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

kore kara mainichi ranningu o suru koto ni suru.
I've decided to go running every day from now on.
Example #2

tabako o yameru koto ni shita.
I've decided to quit smoking.
Example #3

haruyasumi ni okusan to isshoni taiwan ni iku koto ni shimasu.
I've decided to go to Taiwan with my girlfriend during spring break.
Example #4

neru mae ni tabenai koto ni shimashita.
I've decided to stop eating before going to bed.
Example #5

maiasa, 30 pun jogingu suru koto ni shite imasu.
I've decided to go jogging every morning for 30 minutes.
Example #6

natsu yasumi ni tomodachi to Okinawa ni ryokou suru koto ni shimasu.
I've decided to go to Okinawa over summer break with my friends.
Example #7

futoranai youni yoru 9 ji o sugi tara, watashi wa tabenai koto ni shite imasu.
In order to not gain weight, I've decided to stop eating anything after 9pm.

Vocabulary List

これからfrom now on
毎日まいにちevery day
タバコをやめるたばこをやmるto quit smoking
春休みはるやすみSpring break
彼女かのじょgirlfriend; she; her
行くいくto go
寝る前ねるまえbefore going to sleep
食べないたべないto not eat

View all JLPT N4 Vocabulary Lessons

JLPT N4 vocabulary list

View all JLPT N4 Grammar Lessons

JLPT N4 Study Guide

JLPT N4 Grammar Master [e-book]

Complete Study Guide

This e-book includes every grammar point you need to know in order to pass the JLPT N4, with detailed usage notes and numerous example sentences.

Pages: 293.
Grammar lessons: 131.

Download ebook

N4 Flashcards