Learn JLPT N4 Grammar (amari~nai)

How to use

あまりい-adjective + くない
な-adjective + じゃない
Verb (ない form)

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.

JLPT grammar あまり~ない (amari~nai)  - Learn Japanese

- Example Sentences

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Example #1

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 #2

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 #3

きのうののみかいにはあまりひとがきませんでした。
Kinou no nomikai niwa amari hito ga kimasen deshita.
Not many people came to yesterday's drinking party.
Example #4

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 #5

にちようびはあまりべんきょうしません。ともだちとあそびます。
Nichiyoubi wa amari benkyou shimasen. Tomodachi to asobimasu.
I don't study much on Sundays. I usually hang out with friends.
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

さいきんはいそがしいですからともだちとあまりあそんでいません。
Saikin wa isogashii desu kara tomodachi to amari asonde imasen.
I've been so busy lately that I've hardly seen my friends.

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