JLPT N2 Grammar (bakari ka)


not only... but also; as well as ~

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Verb (casual)ばかりか
な-adjective + な
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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 #1

kono manshon wa semai bakari ka, kurai desu.
This apartment is not only very small, it's also quite dark.
Example #2

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

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

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

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

joou wa utsukushii bakari ka kokoro mo yasashikatta.
The Queen was not only beautiful, but she had a kind heart as well.
Example #7

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

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

悪いわるいbad; not good
うちのour (household, workplace, etc..)
喋れるしゃべれるto be able to speak
優しいやさひいkind; nice
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

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