JLPT N5 Grammar (tari~tari)

Meaning

do such things as A and B

How to use

Verb-た + り ~ Verb-た + り + する
Noun + だったり ~ Noun + だったり
い-adj + かったり ~ い-adj + かったり
な-adj + だったり ~ な-adj + だったり
tari~tari たり~たり jlpt n5 grammar meaning 文法 例文 japanese flashcards

Learn Japanese grammar: (tari~tari). Meaning: do such things as A and B.

You can use when you want to list multiple examples. ex) “do such things as [A], [B], etc..”

It is possible to only use it once and list only one example. You’re basically making a list of different activities / traits, so it’s commonly used in situations like:

  • saying multiple hobbies
  • saying what you did over the weekend
  • explaining what food you like
  • etc..

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- Example Sentences

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Example #1

やすみのひはすいようびだったり、にちようびだったりです。
yasumi no hi wa suiyoubi dattari, nichiyoubi dattari desu.
We are closed on Wednesdays and Sundays.
Example #2

にちようびはかいものしたり、えいがをみたりした。
nichiyoubi wa kaimono shitari, eiga o mitari shita.
On Sunday I went shopping and watched a movie.
Example #3

わたしのみせはいそがしかったりひまだったりです。
watashi no mise wa isogashi kattari hima dattari desu.
My shop is sometimes busy and sometimes slow.
Example #4

きょうはしゅくだいをしたり、へやのそうじをしたり、いそがしいです。
kyou wa shukudai o shitari, heya no souji o shitari, isogashii desu.
Today I'm busy with (things like) doing my homework and cleaning my room.
Example #5

ふゆやすみはかんじをべんきょうしたり、うんどうしたりつもりです。
fuyu yasumi wa kanji o benkyou shitari, undou shitari suru tsumori desu.
During winter break I plan to study kanji and exercise.
Example #6

ひまなときはえいがをみたり、おんがくをきいたりする。
hima na toki wa eiga o mitari, ongaku o kiitari suru.
In my free time I (do things like) watch movies and listen to music.
Example #7

としょかんではほんやざっしをよんだり、べんきょうしたりするひとがおおい。
toshokan de wa hon ya zasshi o yondari, benkyou shi tari suru hito ga ooi.
In the library, there's a lot of people (doing things like) reading books/magazines and studying.
Example #8

りゅうがくちゅうにげんちのりょうりをたべたり、りょこうしたりしました。
ryuugaku chuu ni genchi no ryouri o tabetari, ryokou shitari shimashita.
During my study abroad, I would (do things like) eat local foods and go traveling.
Example #9

だれでもまちがいをおかしたり、しっぱいしたりします。
dare demo machigai o okashitari, shippai shitari shimasu.
Everyone makes mistakes and experiences failure.

Vocabulary List

KanjiKanaEnglish
日曜日にちようびSunday
買い物かいものshopping
映画を見るえいがをみるwatch a movie
休みの日やすみのひday off; vacation
水曜日すいようびwednesday
私のわたしのmy
みせstore; shop
忙しいいそがしいbusy
ひまnot busy; free
音楽を聞くおんがくをきくlisten to music
今日きょうtoday
宿題しゅくだいhomework
部屋へやroom
掃除そうじcleaning
図書館としょかんlibrary
ほんbook
雑誌ざっしmagazine
読むよむto read
多いおおいmany
留学中りゅうがくちゅうwhile studying abroad
現地のげんちのthat area's
料理りょうりfood
食べるたべるto eat
誰でもだれでもanyone
間違いを犯すまちがいをおかすto make a mistake
失敗しっぱいfailure
冬休みふゆやすみwinter break
漢字かんじkanji
運動うんどうexercise
つもりplan to~

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