Decoded Slug: ~ように (〜you ni)

Japanese JLPT Grammar Point
~ように (〜you ni)

~ように (〜you ni)

Short explanation:

Expressing a purpose, a goal or a way of doing something; 'in order to', 'so that', 'like', 'as'


Verb-casual + ように, い-Adjective + ように, な-Adjective + に, Noun + のように


Hayaku ie ni kaeru you ni, shigoto wo isoide owarasemashita.
In order to get home early, I hurried to finish my work.
Kanojo wa utsukushii hana no you ni miemashita.
She looked like a beautiful flower.
Kono heya ga kirei ni naru you ni, souji wo shimashou.
Let's clean so that this room becomes clean.
Yamada-san wa genki na you ni furumatte imashita ga, jissai wa tsukarete iru rashii desu.
Yamada-san was acting as if he was energetic, but he actually seems to be tired.

Long explanation:

The ~ように grammar point is used to express a purpose, a goal, or a way of doing something. It can be translated as 'in order to', 'so that', 'like', or 'as' in English. The formation differs depending on whether it is used with a verb, い-adjective, な-adjective, or noun.

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