JLPT N1 Grammar (to bakari ni)

Meaning

as if to say; as though~

How to use

Phraseとばかりに

Learn Japanese grammar: (to bakari ni). Meaning: as if to say; as though~.

This is used to express when someone does not say something directly, but their actions express as if or as though something~.

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Example #1

あッとばかりにおどろいた。
a to bakari ni odoroita.
I had my breath taken away.
Example #2

かれはでていけとばかりに、ドアをあけた。
kare wa dete ike to bakari ni, doa o aketa.
He opened the door as if to tell me to get out.
Example #3

カッコいいだろうとばかりにしんしゃをじまんしてくる。
kakkoii darou to bakari ni shinsha o jiman shite kuru.
He keeps bragging about his new car as if wanting me to tell him it's cool.
Example #4

はやくこいとばかりにこちらにむかっておおきくてをふっている。
hayaku koi to bakari ni kochira ni mukatte ookiku te o futteiru.
They are waving their hand in large gestures towards me as if telling me to hurry up and come over.
Example #5

かのじょがあたらしいドレスをみてよとばかりに、アピールしてくる。
kanojo ga atarashii doresu o mite yo to bakari ni, apiiru shite kuru.
She keeps acting as if she wants people to look at her new dress.
Example #6

そのはなしはやめなさいとばかりに、かのじょはわたしをにらnんできた。
sono hanashi wa yamenasai to bakari ni, kanojo wa watashi o nirande kita.
She glared at me as if telling me to stop talking about that story.
Example #7

かれにかのじょがいないことをしり、ここぞとばかりにこくはくした。
kare ni kanojo ga inai koto o shiri, kokozo to bakari ni kokuhaku shita.
Knowing that he didn't have a girlfriend, she felt that this was the right moment and confessed her feelings to him.
Example #8

かれはおはなしにもならないとばかりに、かたをすくめてみせた。
kare wa ohanashi ni mo naranai to bakari ni, kata o sukumete miseta.
He shrugged his shoulders as if to say that's out of the question.

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