JLPT N3 Grammar (metta ni~nai)

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めったにVerb (ない form)
Noun + はめったにない
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Learn Japanese grammar: 【めったに~ない】(metta ni~nai). Meaning: hardly; rarely; seldom.

Both the kanji and hiragana versions are commonly used.


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Example #1

かれはめったにほんをよまない。
kare wa metta ni hon o yomanai.
He rarely reads books.
Example #2

かのじょはめったにあそびにこない。
kanojo wa metta ni asobi ni konai.
She rarely comes to see me.
Example #3

かれはめったになかない。
kare wa metta ni nakanai.
He rarely cries.
Example #4

このところではめったにゆきがふりません。
kono tokoro dewa metta ni yuki ga furimasen.
It rarely snows in this area.
Example #5

いそがしくてめったにやすみがとれない。
isogashi kute mettani yasumi ga torenai.
I’m so busy that I can hardly take time off work.
Example #6

かのじょはしゅうまつにしゅっきんすることはめったにない。
kanojo wa shuumatsu ni shukkin suru koto wa metta ni nai.
She seldom works weekends.
Example #7

めったにほめないせんせいにほめられてうれしい。
mettani homenai sensei ni homerarete ureshii.
I feel so happy to be praised by the teacher who seldom praises anyone.
Example #8

こんなチャンスはめったにないよ。
konna chansu wa metta ni nai yo.
You won’t have a second chance like this.

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