JLPT N3 Grammar (kiri)


only; just; since; after ~

How to use

Verb (た form)きり
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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

watashi wa hitori kiri de kurasu no ga iya da.
I don't want to live all alone.
Example #2

futari kkiri de hanashi o shitai desu.
I want to talk privately with you, just the two of us.
Example #3

kanojo ni atta no wa ikkai kiri desu.
I've only met her one time.
Example #4

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

kanojo to wa wakareta kiri, ichido mo atteinai.
I haven't met with her at all since we broke up.
Example #6

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

daigaku jidai no kurasumeito to wa sotsugyou shita kiri atteinai.
I haven't met my university classmates at all since we graduated.
Example #8

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

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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