Learn JLPT N2 Grammar (yara~yara)

How to use

Verb (dictionary)やら + [B]やら
Noun
い-adjective

Learn Japanese grammar: (yara~yara). Meaning: such as; and so on..

This grammar is often used multiple times in a sentence to list various items, usually as examples. In can be used to list more than 2 items (as seen in example 3).

It can also express uncertainty if の is added before.

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JLPT grammar やら~やら (yara~yara)  - Learn Japanese

- Example Sentences

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Example #1

だいがくせいはしゅくだいやらアルバイトやらでいそがしい。
daigkusei wa shukudai yara arubaito yara de isogashii.
University students are quite busy with things like homework and part time jobs.
Example #2

サイクリングをするときはうれしいやらたのしいやら、とてもいいきぶんだ。
saikuringu wo suru toki wa ureshii yara tanoshii yara, totemo ii kibun da.
When I go cycling I feel very happy and have a lot of fun. It really is a great feeling!
Example #3

カバンにはパソコンやらノートやらきょうかしょやらがはいっている。
kaban ni wa pasokon yara nooto yara kyoukasho yara ga haitteiru.
In my backpack, I have things like my laptop, my notebook, textbook, etc..
Example #4

りょうしんからのしおくりは、やちんやらしょくひやらでほとんどなくなってしまった。
ryoushin kara no shiokuri wa, yachin yara shokuhi yara de hotondo naku natte shimatta.
All of the money I got from my parents disappeared from things like my rent and food expenses.
Example #5

たくさんのかにくわれて、かゆいやらいたいやらでたいへんだった。
takusan no ka ni kuwarete, kayui yara itai yara de taihen datta.
I was bit by a bunch of mosquitoes, and was really itchy and in pain. It was horrible..

Vocabulary List

KanjiKanaEnglish
宿題しゅくだいhomework
嬉しいうれしいhappy
教科書きょうかしょtextbook

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