JLPT N1 Grammar (zukume)

Meaning

completely; entirely; nothing but

How to use

Nounずくめ

Learn Japanese grammar: (zukume). Meaning: completely; entirely; nothing but.​

Grammar Notes:

  • This grammar point is similar to , that something is ‘completely’ or ‘entirely’ something.
  • However, it cannot be used like , which means to be ‘full of’ or ‘covered with’.
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Example #1

くろずくめのふくそうおするのがすきだ。
kuro zukume no fukusou o suru no ga suki da.
I like dressing up in all black.
Example #2

りょこうをしているあいだずっと、ごちそうずくめで、くこしふとってしまった。
ryokou o shiteiru aida zutto, gochisou zukume de, sukoshi futotte shimatta.
I did nothing but eat while on vacation and gained a bit of weight.
Example #3

きそくずくめのこのばいとをやめたい。
kisoku zukume no kono baito o yametai
This part-time job is full of rules, I just wanna quit..
Example #4

きのうはわるいことずくめのいちにちだった。きょうはよいいちにちでありますように。
kinou wa warui koto zukume no ichinichi datta. kyou wa yoi ichinichi de arimasu you ni.
Yesterday was full of bad things. Here's hoping today will be better..

Vocabulary List

KanjiKanaEnglish
服装ふくそうattire
規則きそくrules
辞めるやめるto quit

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