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<< youni | youni-suru >>

ように [ように] (youni-2)
    Meaning: became
    Example: I became able to speak japanese
    JLPT Level: 2
    Category: grammar
    Author: dc

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ex #1330   だから、英語がうまく話せるようになりたいです。 
So, I want to become able to speak better english  
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(dc)
ex #1332   どのようにしても、わたしはかまわない。 
I don't care whatever you do.  
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(bamboo4)
ex #4202   21世紀がどのようになるのか想像できますか。 
Can you imagine what the 21st century will be like?  
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(Miki)
ex #4203   人間は赤ん坊のときは四つんばいで、それから2本の足で歩くようになり、最後は年をとって杖が必要になる。 
It crawls on all fours as a baby, then learns to walk on two legs, and finally needs a cane in old age.  
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(Miki)
ex #4204   あなたが早くよくなるように祈っています。 
We are hoping for your quick recovery.  
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      Comments:  
    bamboo4ように has a meaning of "to do" or "so that one can do" which I guess would include "become." The first example can literally be translated as "For that reason, I want to do so that I can speak better English."

    My second example follows that vein.
     
    NainoUm, this might be of use but it's especially for the youni NARU -sentence pattern. But it said in the comments of the "youninaru" that this grammar entry would do, so...One of the possible usages of ように:

    ようになる expresses a change that takes place gradually.

    With verbs:

    Vdic + you ni naru= "reach the point where~"/"come to~"

    子供は自分で部屋を片付けるようになりました。
    (My) child has reached the point where she cleans her room herself.

    Vneg + you ni naru= "reach the point where ~not"

    林さんはたばこを吸わないようになる。
    Mr.Hayashi has reached the point where he does not smoke.

    *Vdic= Verb, dictionary form

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    Besides なる, there's also する and 言う verbs that can be connected with ように to create more specific meanings...Did some of these have their own entries...?
     

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