JLPT N1 Grammar (tari tomo)


(not) even; (not) any

How to use

Nounたりとも ~ない

Learn Japanese grammar: (tari tomo).
Meaning: (not) even; (not) any​.​

When using this grammar point, the Noun should be some sort of small amount/quantity.

This grammar point should be followed by some sort of verb in negative form (ない・ません).

Example A

ichinichi tari tomo

(not) even one day

Example B

hito tsubu tari tomo

(not) even one grain/drop

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Example #1

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.
Example #2

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 #3

ichinichi tari tomo, nikki wo kakashita koto wa nai.
I've never missed writing a single day in my diary.
Example #4

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

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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