JLPT N2 Grammar (bakari ni)

Meaning

simply because; on account of~ (negative result)

How to use

Verb (casual)ばかりに
Noun (+ である)
な-adjective + な/である
い-adjective
bakari ni ばかりに jlpt n2 grammar meaning 文法 例文 japanese flashcards

Learn Japanese grammar: (bakari ni). Meaning: simply because; on account of~ (negative result).

This is used to emphasize the reason why something negative happened.


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Example #1

おかねがないばかりに、こんどのりょこうにいけなかった。
okane ga nai bakari ni, kondo no ryokou ni ikenakatta.
I wasn't able to go on this trip since I don't have any money.
Example #2

ホラーえいがをみたばかりに、こわくてなかなかねられない。
horaa eiga o mita bakari ni, kowakute nakanaka nerarenai.
I watched a horror movie, which was really scary and now I can't seem to fall asleep.
Example #3

せんぱいのアドバイスをききいれなかったばかりにおおきなしっぱいをしてしまった。
senpai no adobaisu o kiki irenakatta bakari ni ooki na shippai o shite shimatta.
I didn't listen to the advice of my senior and ended up making a huge mistake.
Example #4

かれのひとことをしんじたばかりにひどいめにあった。
kare no hitokoto o shinjita bakari ni hidoime ni atta.
I had a horrible experience all because I believed what he said.
Example #5

けいけんがないばかりにくろうした。
keiken ga nai bakari ni kurou shita.
I suffered since I lacked any experience.
Example #6

わたしがちこくをしたばかりにみなにめいわくをかけてしまった。
watashi ga chikoku o shita bakari ni minani meiwaku o kaketeshimatta.
I'm so sorry for any trouble I caused for everyone because I was late..
Example #7

がいこくじんであるばかりに、アパートさがしにはくろうした。
gaikokujin dearu bakari ni, apaato sagashi niwa kurou shita.
I had a really hard time finding a new apartment just because I'm a foreigner..
Example #8

かおがにていたばかりにはんにんとまちがわれた。
kao ga niteita bakari ni hannin to machigawareta
I was mistaken as a criminal just because our faces are similar.

Vocabulary List

KanjiKanaEnglish
今度こんどthis/next time
旅行りょこうtrip
経験けいけんexperience
苦労くろうto work hard; suffer
かおface
似ているにているto be similar
遅刻ちこくlate; tardy
苦労くろうsuffer; struggle

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