JLPT N3 Grammar (kiri)

Meaning

only; just; since; after~

How to use

Verb (た form)きり
っきり
Noun
kiri きり jlpt n3 grammar meaning 文法 例文 japanese flashcards

Learn Japanese grammar: (kiri). Meaning: only; just; since; after~.

Meaning 1) Noun + きり

When used following a noun, this means only~ or just~.

See examples 1~4.

Meaning 2) Verb (た form) + きり

When used following a verb in た form, this means since~ or after~.

See examples 5~8.


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- Example Sentences

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Example #1

わたしはひとりきりでくらすのがいやだ。
watashi wa hitori kiri de kurasu no ga iya da.
I don't want to live all alone.
Example #2

ふたりっきりではなしをしたいです。
futari kkiri de hanashi o shitai desu.
I want to talk privately with you, just the two of us.
Example #3

かのじょにあったのはいっかいきりです。
kanojo ni atta no wa ikkai kiri desu.
I've only met her one time.
Example #4

きょうはさむいから、Tシャツいちまいきりでそとにでたらさむいよ。
kyou wa samui kara, t shatsu ichimai kiri de soto ni detara samui yo.
It's cold out today, so if you go out with just one t-shirt you're gonna be cold.
Example #5

かのじょとはわかれたきり、いちどもあっていない。
kanojo to wa wakareta kiri, ichido mo atteinai.
I haven't met with her at all since we broke up.
Example #6

そのおとこのひとは、もりにはいったきり、かえってきませんでした。
sono otoko no hito wa, mori ni haitta kiri, kaette kimasen deshita.
That man hasn't come back since he entered the woods.
Example #7

だいがくじだいのクラスメイトとはそつぎょうしたきりあっていない。
daigaku jidai no kurasumeito to wa sotsugyou shita kiri atteinai.
I haven't met my university classmates at all since we graduated.
Example #8

にほんごは5ねんまえにはなしたきり、ぜんぜんつかっていないからわすれちゃった。
nihongo wa 5 nen mae ni hanashita kiri, zenzen tsukatteinai kara wasure chatta.
I haven't spoke Japanese at all since 5 years ago and so I forgot it.

Vocabulary List

KanjiKanaEnglish
暮らすくらすto live; spend time
嫌だいやだdisagreeable; unpleasant
彼女かのじょshe; her
1回いっかいone time

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