JLPT N4 Grammar (yatto)

Meaning

at last; finally; barely; narrowly

How to use

Used as an adverb in a sentence.

Learn Japanese grammar: (yatto). Meaning: at last; finally; barely; narrowly.

This can be used to express two different meanings:

  1. at last; finally (this meaning is most common).
  2. barely; narrowly (see examples 8 & 9).
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- Example Sentences

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Example #1

やっとレポートをかきあげた。
yatto repooto o kaki ageta.
I finally finished writing my report.
Example #2

わたしはやっといえにかえることができる。
watashi wa yatto ie ni kaeru koto ga dekiru.
I can finally return home!
Example #3

しゃちょうのながいはなしがやっとおわった。
shachou no nagai hanashi ga yatto owatta.
The company president's long story finally ended.
Example #4

やっとじてんしゃにのれるようになりました。
yatto jitensha ni noreru youni narimashita.
I finally learned how to ride a bicycle!
Example #5

『おはようございます。きょうはいいてんきですね。』
『おはよう。やっとはれたね。』
『ohayou gozaimasu. kyou wa ii tenki desu ne.』
『ohayou. yatto hareta ne.』
"Good morning! Today's weather is nice, isn't it?"
"Morning. Indeed, the sun finally came out."
Example #6

あしたまでのしゅくだいがやっとおわりました。
ashita made no shukudai ga yatto owarimashita.
I finally finished my homework due tomorrow.
Example #7

いちじかんもまって、ちゅうもんしたりょうりがやっときました。
ichijikan mo matte, chuumon shita ryouri ga yatto kimashita.
The food I ordered and waited over an hour for has finally come.
Example #8

むすめはやっと15さいです。
musume wa yatto 15 sai desu.
My daughter is barely 15.
Example #9

ねんきんでやっとくらせる。
nenkin de yatto kuraseru.
I can barely live off of my pension.

Vocabulary List

KanjiKanaEnglish
社長しゃちょうcompany president; manager; director
長いながいlong (distance)​; long (time); lengthy.
はなし talk; speech; chat; conversation​
自転車じてんしゃbicycle
書くかくto write; to compose; to pen; to draw
今日きょうtoday; this day
天気てんきweather; the elements
明日あしたtomorrow
宿題しゅくだいhomework; assignment; pending issue
時間じかんtime; hour(s)
待つまつto wait​
いえhouse, residence, family

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