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きょう   なった   
It got sunny today.
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   なった ので  クラス        
I became sick and was absent from a class.
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   ころ     なりたかったです  
I wanted to become a singer when I was a child.
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     なる つもり   
I plan to be a doctor in the future.
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 から             なった  
I became sad after I read the letter from my little brother.
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            なりました  
Yesterday I ate too much so my stomach hurt.
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ペプシ  たくさん       なる   
If you drink a lot of Pepsi, you'll become really energetic.
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                 なる  
When she drinks too much alcohol, her face turns completely red.
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    よく          すれば      もっと    なる でしょう  
If you talk and listen with Japanese people a lot, your Japanese will get better, right?
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そのように        すぐに    なる でしょう  
If you continue to study like that, soon you'll get really good, right?
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      なる だろう   
It seems like it's going to be hot during summer this year.

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Construction
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Aい-adjective -い
 
ANoun
 
Aな-adjective
 
 
なる
Basic Examples:
しくなる (to become busy)

よくなる (become good)

なる (become a teacher)

きれいなる (become pretty)

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Years Studied: 4
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For い adjectives you forget to mention that you have to switch the い for く。
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13 years ago
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I see a red い with the word 'remove' under it - can you see that? Maybe it's not appearing for you..
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13 years ago
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I can see the "remove" under the "i", but I misread it too at first. Maybe there is a way to make the "remove" more prominent? Maybe by putting it in a box or something like that. If you don't know you have to look for something, it's easy to miss.
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13 years ago
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Just found there are some typos in construction examples of the な-adjectives. It should be げんきになる instead of げんきにになる and it should be also きれいになる.
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13 years ago
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Ok, making the remove marker more obvious. Will go into the next update. Thanks for pointing out the bugs on the construction table. It's all automatically generated, so it's still a tad buggy.
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13 years ago
Years Studied: 3
Studying: JLPT 1
Level: 1, : 3
The first model sentence doesn't have なる in it.
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12 years ago
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Thanks - took it out of the list.
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12 years ago
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I'm looking at JLPT vocab list right now and it has お(verb stem)になる。

Does this have the same meaning as above? Is it the same grammar point? (It's all in Japanese).
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11 years ago
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That is used for making something polite/keigo; You use it to describe the actions of others above you.
http://www.renshuu.org/index.php?page=grammar/individual&id=140
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11 years ago
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Oh!!! Cool. Thanks. I saw it and was completely baffled as to what it meant. :)
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11 years ago
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I sent a correction suggestion, but the model sentence ending 「~になりたかっただ」strikes me as unnatural. How about ~なりたかったです。 Or, if this were an explanatory sentence ("When I was a kid, I wanted to become a singer, so I have always loved karaoke", etc.) ~なりたかったのです or なりたかったんです
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9 years ago
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Agreed - it will be updated shortly.
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9 years ago
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When you want to say that things became a certain way, but you're not talking about a time-specific event ('I became sad when my dog died') but a state of being that happened but is still ongoing, do you need to use a -ています form with it, too? My sentence was: のおさんはさびしくなった. But I'm wondering if I'd need to express that kind of thing (basically, present perfect in English) with something like のおさんはさびしくなっていました。
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9 years ago
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Since 'becoming' is something that either happens or doesn't, you wouldn't need the ています. He either became sad, or he didn't - there's no middle ground. Does that make sense?
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9 years ago
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Yes, that makes sense, thank you! (And I'm pleased I don't have to remember to Lego another word on with that construction. :D )
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9 years ago
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Studying: ならおうとする, N5
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How does the となる construction come into play? I'm not too familiar with it myself and am probably wrong about the nuances but I have seen it described as becoming something as a final step or something of that nature. Is it still the same grammar point as this?
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8 years ago
Level: 102, : 42

As mentioned by the previous poster, I also came across such usage and was wondering how to use it.


I found this note in "Introduction to Japanese":

While typically used in combination with the verb particle , なる can also be used in combination with the particle (not in its role as noun lister), in which case its meaning changes from "become" to "be" (often interpreted as the immediate future "will be"). This can be illustrated with some に/と comparison sentences:

  • になります。 "(This) will become (our) strength".
  • となります。 "(This) will be (our) strength". (...)


Has someone a more detailed explanation?

And as asked by the previous poster, is it still the same grammar (sub) point?

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5 years ago (Edited 5 years ago.)
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になる indicates a continuous process to become, while となる indicates a discrete change, after or without any process.


になる "I'll work my way up to becoming president of this company."

となる "I'll be president of this company someday."

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5 years ago
Level: 102, : 42

Hmm I think I get the nuance, thank you bigsmile.gif


The way it works with nouns seems easy, but would it works with adjectives too?

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5 years ago



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