Learn JLPT N3 Grammar (kiri)

How to use

Nounきり(だ)
っきり(だ)

Learn Japanese grammar: (kiri). Meaning: used to express “only” or just”. It can be used for people, objects, and events.

JLPT grammar きり (kiri)  - Learn Japanese

- 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 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 wo 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.

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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