JLPT N1 Grammar (nari tomo)

Meaning

at least; even a little

How to use

Nounなりとも

Learn Japanese grammar: (nari tomo). Meaning: at least; even a little.​

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Example #1

ちょっとなりともあいたい。
chotto nari tomo aitai.
I would like to see him, even if just for a while.
Example #2

写真なりとも見たい。
shashin nari tomo mitai.
I should like to see even a photograph of him.
Example #3

なになりともごえんりょなくめしあがれ。
nani nari tomo go enryo naku meshi agare.
Please help yourself to anything you like.
Example #4

わずかなりともお役に立てるのであれば、喜んでお手伝いいたします。
wazuka nari tomo oyaku ni tateru no de areba, yorokonde otetsudai itashimasu.
I would be glad to help, even though I may only be of little use..
Example #5

だれなりともつれてこい。
dare nari tomo tsurete koi.
Bring anyone you'd like.
Example #6

チャンスがあるなら、一目なりとも会ってみたい。
chansu ga aru nara, hitome nari tomo atte mitai.
If there's a chance, I'd love to meet them, even if it's just a glance.
Example #7

そのわかものとはなしてみて、たしょうなりともきょうかんできることがあった。
sono wakamono to hanashite mite, tashou nari tomo kyoukan dekiru koto ga atta.
While attempting to talk to that youngster, I felt that I was able to sympathize a bit with them.
Example #8

りじちょうにひとめなりともあわせていただけませんでしょうか。
rijichou ni hitome nari tomo awasete itadakemasen deshouka.
Could you please let me see the board chairmen just for even a second?

Vocabulary List

KanjiKanaEnglish
だれwho
若者わかものyoung person
多少たしょうmore or less; a few; some
共感きょうかんsympathy; empathy
理事長りじちょうboard chairmen
一目ひとめglance; one second

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