JLPT N1 Grammar (tari tomo)


not even; not any ~

How to use

1 + classifier
(日, 分, 秒, 瞬, 円, 匹, etc)
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Learn Japanese grammar: (tari tomo~nai). Meaning: not even; not any ~.​

This is used to say not even 1 [unit classifier] (day, minute, item, etc).

ichinichi tari tomo

not even one day

Common classifiers include 日, 分, 秒, 瞬, 円, 匹, etc.

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Example #1

kare wa 1 nichi taritomo, gakkou o yasunda koto ga nai.
He has never missed even a day of school.
Example #2

ippun taritomo chikoku wa yurushimasen.
I will not allow you to be late for even a minute.
Example #3

shiken de wa ichibyou tari tomo jikan o muda ni tsukatte wa ikemasen.
You shouldn't waste even one second during the exam.
Example #4

ichinichi tari tomo, nikki o kakashita koto wa nai.
I've never missed writing a single day in my diary.
Example #5

sono mise wa, ichi en tari tomo makete kurenai yo.
That shop is strict on their prices, and won't even drop a single yen.
Example #6

shiken made ato 1 shuukan. ima wa 1 nichi taritomo muda ni dekinai.
There's one week left until the exam. I can't waste even a day now.
Example #7

okome hitotsubu tari tomo somatsu ni suruna to, yoku sobo ni iwareta.
I was often told by my grandma to not waste even a single grain of rice.

Vocabulary List

一粒ひとつぶone grain/drop
粗末にするそまつにするto waste; treat poorly/without respect
欠かすかかすto miss

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