JLPT N1 Grammar (nari ni / nari no)

Meaning

In one's own way/style

How to use

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

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

This grammar point is used to express one’s way/style of doing something.

Common pattern

This grammar point is commonly used following なら (nara), to express an if [x], then [y] kind of pattern.

yaru nara yaru nari ni

If you’re going to do it, do it you way….

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Example #1

彼の範囲で
yamada wa kare nari ni yoi yatsu da.
In his own way, Yamada is a pretty good guy.
Example #2

私が考える範囲で
senpai ga kaisha wo yameta riyuu wa watashi narini rikai shiteimasu.
I think I understand why my senior quit his job.
Example #3

出来ないならできる範囲で
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 #4

貧しいならできる範囲の
mazushii nara mazushii nari no seikatsu wo shinaito ikemasen.
If you are poor, then you must live within your means.
Example #5

それにふさわしい
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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