JLPT N3 Grammar (bakari de)

Meaning

only; just (negative description)

How to use

Verb (る form)ばかりで
な-adjective + な
い-adjective + い

Learn Japanese grammar: (bakari de). Meaning: only; just (negative description).

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- Example Sentences

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Example #1

なつはあついばかりでたのしくないですよ。
natsu wa atsui bakari de tanoshikunai desu yo.
Summer is just hot all the time, it't no fun at all.
Example #2

うちのこはまいにちあそんでいるばかりでべんきょうをしない。
uchi no ko wa mainichi asondeiru bakari de benkyou wo shinai.
My kid only plays all day and never studies
Example #3

あのひとはせがたかいばかりで、あまりちからはない。
ano hito wa se ga takai bakari de, amari chikara wa nai.
That person is only tall, he's actually not that strong.
Example #4

このしごとはいそがしいばかりで、いみがない。
kono shigoto wa isogashii bakari de, imi ga nai.
This job is just busy all the time, but there's no point to it.
Example #5

しゅじんはしょせつをよんでいるばかりで、かじをぜんぜんてつだってくれない。
shujin wa shousetsu wo yonde iru bakari de, kaji wo zenzen tetsudatte kurenai.
My husband just reads novels all day, and never helps out with the housework.
Example #6

まいにち、しごとばかりで、ゆめのなかでもはたらいているみたいなきになる。
mainichi, shigoto bakari de, yume no naka demo hataraiteiru mitai na ki ni naru.
Every day is constant work and I even feel like I'm working in my dreams.
Example #7

こんなによわいせんしゅばかりでは、つぎのしあいにかてっこない。
konna ni yowai senshu bakari dewa, tsugi no shiai ni katekkonai.
With a team full of weak players like this, they won’t stand a chance in the next match.

Vocabulary List

KanjiKanaEnglish
なつsummer
暑いあついhot
遊ぶあそぶto play
勉強べんきょうto study
背が高いせがたかいtall height
ちからpower; strength
仕事しごとwork; job
忙しいいそがしいbusy
意味いみmeaning
主人しゅじんhusband
小説しょうせつlight novel
家事かじhousework
全然ぜんぜんnot at all
手伝うてつだうto help out

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