100 Grammar Points


84. How to… ~かた

Attach かた to the stem of verbs to change it into a noun to mean: Way or Manner of doing or how to do…

Take the ~ます form of a verb minus the ます and then add かた.

kanji no yomi kata
How/Way to read (a) kanji

kanji no kaki kata
How/Way to write (a) kanji

NOTE: Since it becomes a noun phrase, you should use の as above.

Let’s ask, “Please teach me how to use chopsticks correctly.”

hashi no tadashii tsukai kata o oshiete kudasai.
Please teach me how to
use chopsticks correctly

100 Grammar Points


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