JLPT N1 Grammar (kiwamaru / kiwamarinai)


extremely; very

How to use

な-adjective + 極まる
な-adjective + (なこと)極まりない
い-adjective + いこと

Learn Japanese grammar: 【きわまる / きわまりない】(kiwamaru / kiwamarinai). Meaning: extremely; very.

「極まる」and 「極まりない」have the same meaning, but 「極まりない」 is more frequently used.

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Example #1

kare no taido wa shitsurei kiwamaru.
His attitude is extremely rude.
Example #2

sono keshiki wa utsukushii koto kiwamarinai mono datta.
That scenery was extremely beautiful.
Example #3

kinou mita eiga wa, heibon kiwamaru naiyou datta.
The movie I watched yesterday was very mediocre.
Example #4

ano hito wa shachou toshite, musekinin kiwamarinai.
As president, that person is extremely irresponsible.
Example #5

watashi ga kaita bunshou ni wa goji ga ooku, hazukashii koto kiwamarinai.
There are many mistakes in my essay, it is very embarrassing.
Example #6

te o arawazu ni ryouri o suru no wa, fueisei kiwamarinai yo.
Cooking without washing your hands is extremely unsanitary.
Example #7

shigoto o buka ni onegai shite jibun wa deeto suru nante, kare wa katte kiwamarinai.
He was extremely selfish when he asked his subordinates to do his work for him so he could go on a date.
Example #8

hoka no hito no karada no ketten ni tsuite joudan no you ni iu no wa fuyukai na koto kiwamarinai.
It's extremely unpleasant to jokingly talk about other people's physical flaws.

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