JLPT N3 Vocabulary

Definition:

national language

JLPT N3 vocabulary list

Learn Japanese vocabulary: 【こくご】(kokugo)

Meaning: national language, which generally means Japanese language when Japanese people use it.

(gaikokugo) means foreign language

(bokokugo) means mother language

Type: Noun

Level: JLPT N3 Vocabulary

- Example Sentences

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

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Example #1

あなたはえいごとこくごどちらがすきですか。
anata wa eigo to kokugo dochira ga suki desu ka.
Do you like Japanese or English?
Example #2

かれはこくごがすきだしとくいだ。
kare wa kokugo ga suki dashi tokui da.
He likes Japanese, and he's good at it.
Example #3

わたしはがいこくごをべんきょうすることがすきになりました。
watashi wa gaikokugo wo benkyou suru koto ga suki ni narimashita.
I came to like to study foreign languages.
Example #4

わたしのすきなきょうかはこくごで、にがてなきょうかはすうがくです。
watashi no suki na kyouka wa kokugo de, nigate na kyouka wa suugaku desu.
My favorite subject is Japanese (national language) and my worst subject is math.
Example #5

かのじょはこくごのこうこうきょうしです。
kanojo wa kokugo no koukou kyoushi desu.
She is a high school Japanese teacher.
Example #6

にほんごはわたしたちのぼこくごだ。
nihongo wa watashitachi no bokokugo da.
Japanese is our native language.

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