JLPT N2 Grammar (dou yara)

Meaning

it seems like; it appears that

How to use

どうやらphrase

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

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

運がなくなったみたい
dou yara un no tsuki da.
It seems like my luck has ran out.
Example #3

財布を家に忘れたらしい
kare ga dou yara saifu wo ie ni wasureta.
It looks like he left his wallet at home.
Example #4

運命みたい
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

KanjiKanaEnglish
晴れるはれるto be sunny
運の尽きうんのつきrun out of luck
かれhe
財布さいふwallet
運命うんめいfate

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