Decoded Slug: Verb ようになる (〜you ni naru)

Japanese JLPT Grammar Point
Verb ようになる (〜you ni naru)

Verb ようになる (〜you ni naru)

Short explanation:

Express a change in ability, situation or state; 'become able to', 'come to', 'begin to'.


Verb-ます(drop ます) + ようになる


Nihongo ga hanaseru you ni narimashita.
I have become able to speak Japanese.
Saikin, hayaku neru you ni natta.
Recently, I have come to go to bed early.
Kare wa piano wo hikeru you ni narimashita.
He has become able to play the piano.
Kono shigoto wo hajimete kara, isogashiku naru you ni narimashita.
Since starting this job, I have come to be busier.

Long explanation:

The ようになる grammar implies a change or development involving new abilities, situations or states. It can be translated into English as 'become able to', 'come to' or 'begin to'. This grammar is often used when talking about a skill that has been acquired or a change in habit, ability, or situation over time.

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