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…

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


漢字の読み方
kanji no yomi kata
How/Way to read (a) kanji

漢字の書き方
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.”

はしの正しい使いを教えてください。
hashi no tadashii tsukai kata o oshiete kudasai.
Please teach me how to
use chopsticks correctly

100 Grammar Points

 

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