JLPT N3 Grammar (buri ni)

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Noun (measurement of time)ぶり(に)
(〜っぷり)

Learn Japanese grammar: (buri ni). Meaning: for the first time in (period of time).

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Example #1

きょうやく2しゅうかんぶりにあめがふった。
kyou, yaku 2 shuukan buri ni ame ga futta.
Today, it rained for the first time in 2 weeks.
Example #2

このまちにかえってくるのはもう10ねんぶりだなあ。
kono machi ni kaette kuru no wa mou juu nen buri da naa.
It's been already 10 years since I last came to this town..
Example #3

せんしゅうからずっとあめがふった。いっしゅうかんぶりにようやくはれてきた。
senshuu kara zutto ame ga futta. isshuukan buri ni youyaku harete kita.
It's been constantly raining since last week. For the first time in a week, it the sun finally came out.
Example #4

ちちはうちでたおれてにゅういんしたが、いしきがなかった。ふつかぶりにいしきをかいふくした。
chichi wa uchi de taorete nyuuin shita ga, ishiki ga nakatta. futsuka buri ni ishiki o kaifuku shita.
My father collapsed and was hospitalized, though he was unconscious. For the first time in 2 days, he regained consciousness.
Example #5

こうこうをそつぎょうしてから、2ねんぶりにクラスメイトにあった。
koukou o sotsugyou shite kara, 2 nen buri ni kurasumeito ni atta.
I met my classmates for the first time in 2 years since graduating high school.
Example #6

さいきんはずっといそしかったが、きょうはひさしぶりにゆっくりやすむことができた。
saikin wa zutto isogashikatta ga, kyou wa hisashiburi ni yukkuri yasumu koto ga dekita.
I've been busy recently, but today I was able to take a long rest for the first time in a while.
Example #7

きょう、3かげつぶりにまたほっかいどうへしゅっちょうしにいってきました。
kyou, san kagetsu buri ni mata hokkaidou e shucchou shi ni itte kimashita.
Today for the first time in 3 months I will be going to Hokkaido again for a business trip.
Example #8

たいふうででんしゃがふつうになっていたが、10じかんぶりにうんてんをはじめたそうだ。
taifuu de densha ga futsuu ni natte ita ga, 10 jikan buri ni unten o hajimeta souda.
The train stopped due to the typhoon, but I heard it started again for the first time after 10 hours.
Example #9

おさけをのむとき、ぼくのかおはあまりあかくならない。いぜんにあかくなったのははんとしぶりだったよ。
osake o nomu toki, boku no kao wa amari akaku naranai. izen ni akaku natta no wa hantoshi buri datta yo.
My face doesn't really turn red when I drink. The last time it turned red was a half year ago.

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