JLPT N4 Grammar (amari~nai)

Meaning

not very, not much

How to use

あまりい-adjective + くない
な-adjective + じゃない
Verb (ない form)
amari~nai あまり~ない あまり~ない jlpt n4 grammar meaning 文法 例文 japanese flashcards

Learn Japanese grammar: (amari~nai). Meaning: not very, not much.

It is used in combination with the negative form of an adjective or verb to describe something that you don’t really do. ない can be conjugated normally into the more polite negative ません or past forms as well.

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Example #1

わたしはあまりうんどうしない。
watashi wa amari undou shinai.
I don't really exercise.
Example #2

にほんごがあまりわからない。
nihongo ga amari wakaranai.
I don't really understand Japanese.
Example #3

ホラーえいがはあまりみない。
horaa eiga wa amari minai
I don't really watch horror movies.
Example #4

かれはあまりはやくはしることができない。
kare wa amari hayaku hashiru koto ga dekinai.
He can't run very fast.
Example #5

このぶんぽがあまりわかりません。おしえてください。
kono bunpo ga amari wakarimasen. Oshiete kudasai.
I don't understand this grammar very well, could you please explain it to me?
Example #6

このたべものはあまりおいしくなかった。
kono tabemono wa amari oishi kunakatta.
The food wasn't that great.
Example #7

わたしはあまりテニスがじょうずではない。
watashi wa amari tenisu ga jouzu dewa nai.
I'm not very good at tennis.
Example #8

つめたいのみものがあまりすきじゃありません。
tsumetai nomimono ga amari suki jaarimasen.
I don't really like cold beverages.
Example #9

さいきんはいそがしくて、ともだちとあまりあそんでいません。
saikin wa isogashikute, tomodachi to amari asonde imasen.
I've been so busy lately that I've hardly seen my friends.

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