JLPT N2 Grammar (roku ni~nai)

Meaning

not well; not enough; improperly; insufficiently; unsatisfactorily​ ~

How to use

ろくにVerb (ない form)
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Learn Japanese grammar: 【ろくに~ない】(roku ni~nai). Meaning: not well; not enough; improperly; insufficiently; unsatisfactorily ​~.

This is commonly written in hiragana, but you will need to know the kanji for N1~.


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Example #1

さくばんはろくにねなかった。
sakuban wa rokuni nenakatta.
I did not sleep well last night.
Example #2

かれとはろくにはなしをしたこともない。
kare to wa roku ni hanashi o shita koto mo nai.
I scarcely ever talked with him.
Example #3

かれのじはきたなくて、ろくによめない。
kare no ji wa kitanakute, roku ni yomenai.
His handwriting is messy and I'm not able to read it properly.
Example #4

かのじょはきのうからろくになにもたべなかった。
kanojo wa kinou kara roku ni nani mo tabenakatta.
She hasn't properly eaten since yesterday.
Example #5

わかいころ、にほんごをたくさんまなんだが、いまはろくにおぼえない。
wakai koro, nihongo o takusan mananda ga, ima wa roku ni oboenai.
When I was young, I learned a lot of Japanese, but now I don't remember much.
Example #6

かれはろくにはたらかないくせにきゅうりょうのことにもんくをいっています。
kare wa roku ni hatarakanai kuse ni kyuuryou no koto ni monku o itte imasu.
He is complaining about the salary even though even though he doesn’t properly work.
Example #7

かれはひとりぐらししたことがないから、そうじとせんたくするのはろくにできない。
kare wa hitorigurashi shita koto ga nai kara, souji to sentaku suru no wa roku ni dekinai.
He has never lived on his own before, so he is not able to do things like cleaning or laundry.
Example #8

にゅうがくしけんがちかいのに、かれはろくにべんきょうしないんだ。
nyuugaku shiken ga chikai no ni, kare wa roku ni benkyou shinain da.
Even though the university entrance exam is near, he does not study.
Example #9

あいつはろくにしごとをしないくせに、たべるときはひとのにばいたべた。
aitsu wa roku ni shigoto o shinai kuse ni, taberu toki wa hito no nibai tabeta.
He barely works, but eats twice as much as anyone else.

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