JLPT N1 Grammar (ni kamakete)

Meaning

to be too busy; to focus / concentrate only on ~

How to use

Nounにかまけて
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Learn Japanese grammar: (ni kamakete). Meaning: to be too busy; to focus / concentrate only on; obsessed with ~.

Often used with negative sentences.

Comes from verb 「感ける」「かまける」, but this grammar mainly uses hiragana form.

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Example #1

かれはゲームにかまけてぜんぜんべんきょうしなかった。
kare wa geemu ni kamakete zenzen benkyou shinakatta.
He was absorbed in the game and didn't study at all.
Example #2

スポーツにかまけてがくぎょうをおこたるがくせいもいる。
supootsu ni kamakete gakugyou o okotaru gakusei mo iru.
Some students are obsessed with sports and neglect to study.
Example #3

こどもにかまけてほんをよむひまもないのよ。
kodomo ni kamakete hon o yomu hima mo nai no yo.
I don't even have time to read a book because I'm busy taking care of my baby.
Example #4

おっとはスマホゲームにかまけて、かじをてつだおうとしない。
otto wa sumaho geemu ni kamakete, kaji o tetsudaou to shinai.
My husband is obsessed with smartphone games and doesn't try at all to help out with the housework.
Example #5

いそがしさにかまけて、かのじょとあうやくそくだったのにわすれてしまった。
isogashisa ni kamakete, kanojo to au yakusoku datta no ni wasurete shimatta.
I was so busy that I forgot I had promised to meet her.
Example #6

かのじょはバイトにかまけて、ぜんぜんにほんごのべんきょうをしていません。
kanojo wa baito ni kamakete, zenzen nihongo no benkyou o shite imasen.
She is busy with her part-time job and hasen't studied Japanese at all.
Example #7

ともだちはれんあいにかまけてべんきょうをしなかったから、しけんにおちてしまった。
tomodachi wa renai ni kamakete benkyou o shinakatta kara, shiken ni ochite shimatta.
My friend fell in love (obsessively) and didn't study so he failed the exam.
Example #8

たくさんしょうひんをうらなければならないので、ひとりのおきゃくさまにかまけてのじかんがない。
takusan shouhin o uranakereba naranai node, hitori no okyakusama ni kamakete no jikan ga nai.
I have to sell a lot of products, so I don't have time to just focus on one customer.

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