JLPT N1 Grammar (nari ni / nari no)

Meaning

suitable; in one's own way/style

How to use

Verbなりに
なりの + Noun
Noun
な-adjective
い-adjective

Learn Japanese grammar: (nari ni) / (nari no). Meaning: suitable; in one’s own way / style.

When followed with a noun, なりに changes to なりの.

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Example #1

しょしんしゃなりによくやった。
shoshinsha nari ni yoku yatta.
He did well for a beginner.
Example #2

わたしなりにがんばったつもりだったが、けっかはダメだった。
watashi nari ni ganbatta tsumori datta ga, kekka wa dame datta.
I planned to give it my best in my own way, but the result was not good.
Example #3

じぶんなりのみりょくをだしたい。
jibun nari no miryoku o dashitai.
I want to show my own appeal in my own way.
Example #4

彼は足が遅いが、遅いなりに全力で走った。
kare wa ashi ga osoi ga, osoi nari ni zenryoku de hashitta.
Although he is slow, he ran giving his best effort.
Example #5

やまだはかれなりによいやつだ。
yamada wa kare nari ni yoi yatsu da.
In his own way, Yamada is a pretty good guy.
Example #6

せんぱいがかいしゃをやめたりゆうはわたしなりにりかいしています。
senpai ga kaisha wo yameta riyuu wa watashi narini rikai shiteimasu.
I think I understand why my senior quit his job.
Example #7

できないならできないなりに、むりをしないですこしずつやりましょう。
dekinai nara dekinai nari ni, muri wo shinaide sukoshi zutsu yarimashou.
If you can't do it well at this pace, then don't push yourself too hard and go at a slower pace.
Example #8

まずしいならまずしいなりのせいかつをしないといけません。
mazushii nara mazushii nari no seikatsu wo shinaito ikemasen.
If you are poor, then you must live within your means.
Example #9

けっこんしきにしゅっせきするなら、それなりのふくそうをするべきです。
kekkon shiki ni shusseki suru nara, sore nari no fukusou wo suru beki desu.
If you are going to attend the wedding, you should dress appropriately.

Vocabulary List

KanjiKanaEnglish
かれhe; him
先輩せんぱいsenior
会社を辞めるかいしゃをやめるto quit work
理由りゆうreason
理解りかいto understand
無理むりimpossible
少しずつづこしずつlittle by little
貧しいまずしいpoor; needy
生活せいかつlifestyle
結婚式けっこんしきwedding ceremony
服装ふくそうgarments; attire

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