JLPT N4 Grammar (ta bakari)


just finished; something just occurred

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Learn Japanese grammar: (ta bakari). Meaning: just finished; something just occurred.

This is based off of the lesson: .

Example A) Just ended

geemu owatta bakari dayo!

The game just ended!

Example B) Just occurred / started

ima, hajimatta bakari desu.

It’s only just started now.

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Example #1

watashi wa ima okita bakari desu.
I've only just woken up.
Example #2

kono shigoto o hajimeta bakari desu.
I've only just recently started this job.
Example #3

sakki hiru gohan o tabe ta bakari desu.
I just finished eating lunch.
Example #4

tanaka san wa sengetsu ni kono kaisha ni haitta bakari desu.
Tanaka san just entered the company last month.
Example #5

kono pasokon o katta bakari nano ni totemo osoi!
Even though I just bought this new computer, it's really slow!
Example #6

tatta ima sono jiko o mita bakari da.
I only just saw the accident now.
Example #7

watashi wa ima tsuita bakari da.
I just arrived now.
Example #8

suukagetsu mae ni nihongo no benkyou o hajime ta bakari da.
I just started studying Japanese a few months ago.

Vocabulary List

終わるおわるis be over; to be finished
始まるはじまるto start; to begin
起きるおきるto get up; to wake up
さっきjust now; some time ago
先月せんげつlast month
会社に入るかいしゃにはいるto join/enter the company
着くつくto arrive

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