JLPT N1 Grammar (nari tomo)


at least; even just a little (adverbial particle)

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

This is used to convey a minimum condition that would satisfy the speaker.

It is an old expression that is not often used in conversation nowadays. When speaking with friends, 「せめて + Noun + だけでも」is often used instead.

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Example #1

dare nari tomo tsurete koi.
Bring anyone you'd like.
Example #2

chotto nari tomo aitai.
I would like to see him, even if just for a while.
Example #3

shashin nari tomo mitai.
I would like to see at least a photo of him.
Example #4

nani nari tomo go enryo naku meshi agare.
Please help yourself to anything you like.
Example #5

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 #6

chansu ga aru nara, hitome nari tomo atte mitai.
If there's a chance to see them, then I'd love to! Even if it's just a glance.
Example #7

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 at least a little bit.
Example #8

rijichou ni hitome nari tomo awasete itadakemasen deshouka.
Could you please let me see the board chairmen just for even a second?

Vocabulary List

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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