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How to A; Way/style of A
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あの             まだ       ので         もらう そう です  
That girl still hasn't learned how to ride a bicycle, so her father teaches her (I hear).
17
           から    
The way to read a Japanese comic is from right to left.
5
ゲーム                   
Anyone who doesn't understand how to play the game should ask the teacher.
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この パソコン  使         ので     ください  
I don't know how to use this computer, so please explain it to me.
7
この パソコン  使           
I don't understand how to use this computer.
4
                  
I learned how to do the job from her.
3
セーター          
The way to knit a sweater is hard.
2
  アクセサリー          
Teach me how to make cute accessories!

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Keep in mind that "verb stem" + is a noun. When using this construction you have to use の instead of を.
く --->
む --->

This also works in combination with other particles. (You may want to take a look at the usage of the particle の^-^)
く ---> への
But be careful about で. Although a construction like での is grammatically correct, it is not commonly used. In that case it's better to say 使 instead.
9 years ago
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The way to do A. So, (よみかた) is "the way to read".
12 years ago
avatar wjomlex - Level 30

Discussion about this grammar
Studying: JLPT3
Level: 1, : 5
Example #2 in Japanese says you read from right to left, but the translation below is left to right. Oh, and by the way, you do read manga from right to left.
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14 years ago
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Yea, the English was wrong :). Fixed, thank you!
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14 years ago
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Michael,

Is the Kanken offered outside of Japan? I bought that Nintendo DS Kanji program and it has been very helpful. Have you tried it? It is arranged by grade level, starting with 10 kyuu, much like the Kanken. Good luck with 5!
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14 years ago
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Yea, I wrote the review for it in renshuu.org's forums. I have some issues with it (namely, that it doesn't seem to intelligently filter out terms that you already know well), but it's great for writing practice, and there's a lot of reading too.



*sighs* I really need to get back into studying for 5; working on this grammar section has really thrown me off completely.
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14 years ago
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Studying: 7 JLPT4
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When using a (sino-japanese word) like する or する the particle の must be used before , meaning in this case "way of/to" or "manner of", here is an example :

は.....です。 (The way to study kanji is....)

Hope it helps.
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13 years ago (Edited 13 years ago.)
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Studying: JLPT N3
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I know this conversation is old, and I am sorry for reviving it, but I have a question regarding the する verbs and . Would this be a proper sentence: のしかりません。 Would the の be used both before the verb and before the し, as seen in the sentence, or would the first の be an を: のしかりません。
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10 years ago
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No, you need の in both positions. We normally use を with する because する turns into a verb, but without it, it's just a normal noun, and normal noun-connection rules apply - . Setting aside special cases where people omit an obvious verb just for convenience, if you don't have a transitive verb, you shouldn't be using を.
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10 years ago
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Studying: Kanji Kentei
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できるだけis right. を marks a direct object so in する  is the direct object of the verb to study. In your example わかりません is the verb and が is the object marker for that particular verb. if you change the verb into something that requires を, then you can replace the が with を. I hope this isn't too off-topic but: the study of Japanese. (No verb, no object) する to study Japanese.(is the object) をする。"To do the study of Japanese" (the verb is する and the phrase "" is the object) If you're not syntax/grammar orientated try to think of it is: Subject: The person or thing that is the cause of the action. (Who is doing it?) Verb/Predicate: the action or what is happening in the clause (What is being done?) Object: What/whom does the verb affect? Then you should never have to wonder when to use を again :)
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10 years ago
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Well, don't forget that the particle を can occasionally mark parts of speech that aren't a direct object. For example, it can (1) mark the point where the movement of the verb begins, or (2) mark the location where the movement occurs. (1) タクシーをりる -- to get out of a taxi (2) く -- to walk along the sidewalk Note that both these verbs are intransitive.
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10 years ago
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Studying: Kanji Kentei
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Good point.
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10 years ago
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Studying: JLPT N3
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Ugh, grammar has never been my greatest strength. Thanks for the tips though! It helped clear up a lot of confusion.
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10 years ago
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Years Studied: 6
Studying: Japanese, Chinese, Linguistics, TESOL
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このえてさい。 Please teach me how to write this kanji.
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9 years ago
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Years Studied: Never enough!
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I think you added a comment instead of an example sentence by mistake - click on the "User Sentences" tab and try again. :) By the way, adding to a verb stem turns it into a now, so you can no longer use を with that verb - you want to say "" instead.
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9 years ago
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Studying: JLPT N2/N1 -------- 44 Games Completed in Japanese
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DoBJG also mentions "A way of; a manner of; how to" for this grammar point, so I feel like adding one of the first two might be helpful, for sentences like:

だ。
His way of eating is elegant.

which doesn't really falls under "How to"

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8 months ago
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Done!

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8 months ago



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