[Grammar Tip] Don’t use 壊(こわ)れる for windows
Today I am going to share the homework correction quoted from my JLPT course!
The student’s sentence is not correct. Can you find the mistake?
The ball hit the window, and the window broke.
壊れる is used when machines or functional objects break and lose their function, while 割れる is used for fragile things when hard objects break into multiple parts when force is applied.
Windows are fragile things, so you should use 割れる with it.
an egg breaks
A plate breaks
A microwave breaks
A computer breaks
I hope my explanation helps you. 😊
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