100 Grammar Points


59. Using こと、もの

This is how you say “thing.”

koto – intangible things

ii koto wa arimasen.

There isn’t anything good.


daiji na koto o oshiemasu.

I will tell you an important thing.


kinou no koto wa sumimasen deshita.

I am sorry about what happened yesterday. (yesterday’s thing)

mono – tangible things

sono kuroi mono wa neko kanaa.

I wonder if that black thing is a cat?

oishii mono ga tabetai.
I want to eat
something good.

One useful phrase using koto is:

dou iu koto?
What is the meaning of this?

This phrase is used whenever the listener isn’t sure of the motive of the speaker.

100 Grammar Points


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