JLPT N2 Grammar (bakari ka)

How to use

Verb (casual)ばかりか
Noun
な-adjective + な
い-adjective + い
bakari ka ばかりか jlpt n2 grammar meaning 文法 例文 japanese flashcards

Learn Japanese grammar: (bakari ka / bakarika). Meaning: not only.. but also; as well as~.

This can be used to list either positive or negative examples.

It can be interchanged with . They have mostly the same meaning, but  (bakari denaku) is slightly less strong.

This grammar point is often paired with either も (mo) or さえ (sae) before the second point is introduced.

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- Example Sentences

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Example #1

このマンションはせまいばかりか、くらいです。
kono manshon wa semai bakari ka, kurai desu.
This apartment is not only very small, it's also quite dark.
Example #2

わたしは、かんじばかりか、ひらがなもかけません。
watashi wa, kanji bakarika, hiragana mo katakana mo kakemasen.
Not only can I not write kanji, but I can't even write hiragana or katakana.
Example #3

このレストランは、あじがわるいばかりか、てんいんのたいどもわるい。
kono resutoran wa, aji ga warui bakari ka, tenin no taido mo warui.
Not only is this restaurant's food bad, but the service is also horrible.
Example #4

はなこさんはスポーツがじょうずなばかりか、せいせきもゆうしゅうである。
hanako san wa supootsu ga jouzu na bakari ka, seiseki mo yuushuu de aru.
Hanako is not only good at sports, but she also has excellent grades.
Example #5

うちのこは7さいなのににほんごばかりかえいごまでしゃべれるよ。
uchi no ko wa 7 sai nano ni nihongo bakari ka eigo made shabereru yo!
Although our child is only 7, they can speak not only Japanese, but English as well.
Example #6

じょおうはうつくしいばかりかこころもやさしかった。
joou wa utsukushii bakari ka kokoro mo yasashikatta.
The Queen was not only beautiful, but she had a kind heart as well.
Example #7

かれはしけんにごうかくしたばかりかしょうがくきんまでもらった。
kare wa shiken ni gougaku shita bakari ka shougakukin made moratta.
Not only did he pass the exam, but he got a scholarship.
Example #8

しつぎょうしているわたしにせんぱいはせいかつひをかしてくれた。そればかりか、あたらしいしごとをしょうかいしてくれた。
shitsugyou shiteiru watashi ni senpai ga seikatsuhi o kashitekureta. sore bakari ka, atarashii shigoto o shoukai shitekureta.
Even though I lost my job, my old colleague helped lend me money for life expenses. Not only that, but he helped me find a new job.

Vocabulary List

KanjiKanaEnglish
あじflavor
店員てんいんemployee
態度たいどbehavior
悪いわるいbad; not good
漢字かんじkanji
うちのour (household, workplace, etc..)
child
日本語にほんごJapanese
英語えいごEnglish
喋れるしゃべれるto be able to speak
女王じょおうQueen
優しいやさひいkind; nice
失業しつぎょうunemployment
先輩せんぱいupper classmate / colleague (older)
生活費せいかつひlife expenses
貸すかすto lend
紹介しょうかいintroduction

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