Japanese 228 - Nominalizing verbs using の + ability

We can turn a verb into a noun by adding the nominalizer particle after the plain form of the verb. We can then use the verb in constructions where we normally would use a noun.

One thing this allows us to do, is to express that we are good at or bad at a certain activity. To say that we're good at something, we simply use a verb in the plain form + のがじょう. Similarly, if you don’t like something, you can use plain form + のが.

We already knew how to say he is good at Japanese. Now we're also able to say he is good at speaking Japanese.

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