JLPT N1 Grammar (dano~dano)

Meaning

and; and the like; and so forth~

How to use

Pattern
[A] + だの + [B] + だの
Conjugations
Verbだの
Noun (だった)
な-adjective (だった)
い-adjective

Learn Japanese grammar: (dano~dano). Meaning: and; and the like; and so forth~.

This grammar point is used to list multiple examples, usually to express dissatisfaction.

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- Example Sentences

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Example #1

ちちはさけだの、タバコだのがすきで、けんこうがしんぱいです。
chichi wa sake dano, tabako dano ga suki de, kenkou ga shinpai desu.
My father really likes things like alcohol and cigarettes, so I really worry for his health.
Example #2

おかしだの、アイスだのあまいものばかりたべてるからむしばになるんだよ。
okashi dano, aisu dano amai mono bakari tabeteru kara mushiba ni naru n da yo.
Because you only eat sweets and ice cream you are going to get some cavities.
Example #3

ぼくのまいつきのこづかいは、のみかいだのカラオケだのできえていく。
boku no maitsuki no kodzukai wa, nomikai dano karaoke dano de kieteiku.
My monthly allowance usually disappears from drinking parties and karaoke.
Example #4

かのじょは、かぜをひいただの、あたまがいたいだのといって、よくじゅぎょうをやすむ。
kanojo wa, kaze o hiita dano, atama ga itai dano to itte, yoku jugyou wo yasumu.
She often skips class by saying things like I've caught a cold or I've got a headache..
Example #5

いっしょうけっこんしないだの、かいがいでくらすだの、うちのむすめはほんとうにじぶんかってだ。
isshou kekkon shinai dano, kaigai de kurasu dano, uchi no musume wa hontou ni jibun katte da.
She will never get married and lives abroad, my daughter is truly a selfish person.
Example #6

かのじょはへやがせまいだの、さむいだのといつももんくをいっている。
kanojo wa heya ga semai dano, samui dano to itsumo monku wo itteiru.
She is always complaining about things like the room being too small or it being cold, etc..
Example #7

かのじょはりっぱないえにすんでいるのに、そうじがたいへんだのキッチンがつかいにくいだのともんくばかりいっている。
kanojo wa rippana ie ni sundeiru no ni, souji ga taihen dano kicchin ga tsukai nikui dano to monku bakari itteiru.
Although she lives in quite a nice house, she often complains about things like cleaning is really difficult or that the kitchen it too small.

Vocabulary List

KanjiKanaEnglish
ぼくI (man/boy)
小遣いこづかいallowance; spending money
飲み会のみかいdrinking party
授業じゅぎょうclass
若いわかいyoung
経験けいけんexperience
能力のうりょくability
申し分のないもうしぶんのないnothing to criticize
狭いせまいnarrow; small
文句もんくcomplain
立派なりっぱなhigh class; very nice

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