JLPT N2 Grammar (dou yara)


it seems like; it appears that

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Learn Japanese grammar: (dou yara). Meaning: it seems like; it appears that

When using the word やら, there is generally a sense of uncertainty, and this is no exception. “It seems like; it appears that..” do not give any absolute certainty, but are merely stating what something seems or appears to be.

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Example #1

dou yara hare sou da
It seems like the weather cleared up.
Example #2

dou yara un no tsuki da.
It seems like my luck has ran out.
Example #3

kare ga dou yara saifu wo ie ni wasureta.
It looks like he left his wallet at home.
Example #4

dou yara kimi wa kanojo to isshoni naru unmei no you da.
It seems like you and her are meant to be together.

Vocabulary List

晴れるはれるto be sunny
運の尽きうんのつきrun out of luck

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