Japanese Language Proficiency Test Answer Sheet 1996 4kyuu Dokkai Bunpou Part 3

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1996 4級




Part III What has to be inserted into the underlined part. Please choose one best answer from choice 1 2 3 4.

1. この 本は_____ありませんでした。

Romaji :Kono hon wa (doko ni mo) arimasendeshita.

Meaning :This book didn’t exist anywhere.

1. どこに。 2.どこも。 3.どこもに。 4.どこにも


Answer : 4

Particle mo (も) when it is combined with interrogative pronoun どこに and it is followed with a negative verb indicates total negation concerning a question of quality or quantity. Particle に is a particle which indicate a location or place and it is combined with interrogative pronoun どこ asking the whereabouts of a place or location. The question is emphasizing on the book which is cannot be found in any places.

2. 「いただきます」は______ときに いいますか。

Romaji :Itadakimasu wa (itsu)toki ni iimasuka.

Meaning : When do we say itadakimasu.

Answer : 2

1. どんな。 2.いつ。 3.どれ。 4.どう。

The answer in the second question is in the second option. To ask for a certain time of an activity or an event we can use いつ which can be translated as ‘when’.

Based on the question, it is informed that the time when we say ‘itadakimasu’ is when we want to eat which is actually happened in the daily life in the Japanese culture.

3. ______かさが 田中さんのですか。

Romaji : (Dono) kasa ga Tanaka-san no desuka.

Meaning : Which umbrella is Tanaka-san’s ?

Answer : 3

1. どれ。 2.だれ。 3.どの。 4.なに。

The third question’s answer is in the third option. The interrogative pronoun ‘dono’ is used to ask which one of item which is asked in the question.

The interrogative pronoun ‘dono’must be followed by the item which is being asked. Below is the pattern :

Kanji         :どの + 物  + が 。。。

Hiragana      :どの + もの + が 。。。

Romaji        :dono + mono + ga 。。。

Meaning       :which item is …

For an another example we will give an interrogative sentence below :

Kanji         : どの新規が一番好きですか

Hiragana      : どのしんきがいちばんすきですか

Romaji        : dono shinki ga ichiban suki desuka

Meaning       : Which novel do you really like ?

4. _____とって ください。

Romaji : Kami wo san mai motte kudasai.

Meaning : Please take three pieces of paper.

Answer : 3

1. かみが 3まい 2.かみを 3まい 3.かみが 3まいを 4.かみを 3まい

The above answer is in the third option. It is an answer for the above question which is displaying the usage of particle を. This particle is used to modify object or object of an action. The action is take or totte (とって) and the object is the paper. Below is another example of the usage :

Kanji         : 仕事で先月レポートを発表しました。

Hiragana      : しごとでせんげつレポートをはっぴょうしました。

Romaji        : Shigoto de sengetsu repo-to wo happyoushimashita.

Meaning       : Last month (I) presented a report at the office.

5. 「それは____の ざっしですか。」「りょこうの ざっしです。」

Romaji : [Sore wa (nan) no zasshi desuka]. [Ryokou no zasshi desu.]

Meaning :[What kind of magazine is that ?]. [Travel magazine].

Answer :

1.だれ。 2.なん。 3.どこ。 4.いつ。

The above answer is in the second option. The answer is nan (なん) which can be translated as ‘what’. It is combined with particle no (の) to modify a noun in order to ask what kind of noun or what is the characteristic of the noun which is being asked by using nan (なん). The noun in the above question is the magazine. So, the question will be used to ask what kind of magazine. The answer explains the character or what kind of magazine which is being asked which is a travel magazine.

Below is presented another example :

Kanji   :今までに何の研究が行為をしています

Hiragana      : いままでになんのけんきゅうがこういをしていますか。

Romaji        : Ima made ni nan no kenkyuu ga koui wo shitemasuka.

Meaning       :Until nowadays, what kind of research (are you) conducting ?

6. 「_____来ましたか。」「いいえ、だれも 来ませんでした。」

Romaji : [Dare ga kimashitaka.] [Iie, dare mo kimasendeshita.]

Meaning : [Any one came ?] [No, no one came.]

Answer : 4

1.だれか。 2.だれが。 3.だれは。 4.だれも

As the question displayed in the previous one, it is also using the same pattern answer in this question. Particle も which is used is preceeded with an interrogative pronoun and is followed with  a negative form  emphasize a total negation concerning a quality or quantity. It is not an interrogative sentence although using an interrogative pronoun dare (だれ) but on the other hand it explains that the subject didn’t meet anyone.

Below is another example of the above pattern :

Kanji         :



Hiragana            :



Romaji        :

Heya ni dareka imasuka ?

Iie, dare ni mo imasen.

Meaning       :

Is there anyone in the room.

No, there isn’t anyone.

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