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

飲み会やカラオケや色々なもの
boku no maitsuki no kodzukai wa, nomikai dano karaoke dano de kieteiku.
My monthly allowance usually disappears from drinking parties and karaoke.
Example #2

風邪を引いたとか、頭が痛いとか、ほかにもいろいろ
kanojo wa, kaze wo 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 #3

部屋が狭いとか、寒いとか、ほかにもいろいろ
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 #4

「掃除が大変だ」とか「キッチンが使いにくい」とか
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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