JLPT N2 Grammar (nomi)

How to use

Nounのみ
*cannot be used with adjectives

Learn Japanese grammar: (nomi). Meaning: only; nothing but​.

This Japanese particle is used to express a limit or targeted range. It is very similar to , which is spoken Japanese, while のみ (nomi) is used in written Japanese. Therefore, it is more formal and polite.

**Note** cannot be used with adjectives.


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Example #1

2,000えん(おとなのみ)。
2,000 en (otona nomi).
2,000 yen (for adults only).
Example #2

しはらいはげんきんのみです。
shiharai wa genkin nomi desu.
Payment is by cash only.
Example #3

チケットをもっているかたのみ、にゅうじょできます。
chiketto o motteiru kata nomi, nyuujou dekimasu.
Only those who have a ticket may enter.
Example #4

このしょうひんは、コンビニのみではんばいされている。
kono shouhin wa, konbini nomi de hanbai sareteiru.
This product is only sold at conveniences stores.
Example #5

にゅうじょうはかいいんのみにかぎられております。
nyuujou wa kaiin nomi ni kagirarete orimasu.
Entrance is restricted to members only.
Example #6

わたしがおさけをのむのはしゅうまつのみです。
watashi ga osake o nomu no wa shuumatsu nomi desu.
I only drink alcohol on the weekends.
Example #7

しあわせにいきてほしい。むすめにねがうのはそのことのみです。
shiawase ni ikite hoshii. musume ni negau no wa sono koto nomi desu.
I want her to live happily. That's the only thing I wish for my daughter.
Example #8

レストランはおとまりのおきゃくさまのみごりようできます。
resutoran wa otomari no okyaku sama nomi go riyou dekimasu.
This restaurant is only available for use by overnight guests.

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