Decoded Slug: ~ようになった (〜you ni natta)

Japanese JLPT Grammar Point
~ようになった (〜you ni natta)

~ようになった (〜you ni natta)

Short explanation:

Express an event or state that became possible; 'became able to', 'started to', 'now can'.


Verb-casual + ようになった, い-Adjective + ようになった, な-Adjective + にようになった, Noun + にようになった


Kare wa ryouri wo tsukuru you ni natta.
He became able to cook.
Sono ko wa yomeru you ni natta.
That child started to be able to read.
Kaigi wa shuu ni ichido kaisai sareru you ni natta.
The meeting started to be held once a week.
Nihongo ga wakaru you ni natta.
I became able to understand Japanese.

Long explanation:

The ~ようになった grammar point is used to express that an event, ability, or state has become possible or started to occur. It can be translated as 'became able to', 'started to', or 'now can' in English. The formation differs depending on whether it is used with a verb, い-adjective, な-adjective, or noun.

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