JLPT N1 Grammar (kagiri da)

Meaning

to feel strongly

How to use

な-adjective + な限りだ
い-adjective + い

Learn Japanese grammar: 限りだ (kagiri da). Meaning: to feel strongly.

Can be combined with adjectives to express that one feels very strongly about ~ (whatever emotion you want to portray).

Example A – Very Happy

ureshii kagiri da.

To feel very happy

Example B – Very Sad

sabishii kagiri da.

To feel very sad

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Example #1

いもうとのけっこんしきにでられないとは、ざんねんなかぎりだ。
imouto no kekkon shiki ni derarenai to wa, zannen na kagiri da.
I feel really bad that I can't attend my younger sister's wedding ceremony..
Example #2

しんぱいしていたしけんにごうかくしてうれしいかぎりだ。
shinpai shiteita shiken ni goukaku shite ureshii kagiri da.
I'm so glad that I was able to pass that exam I was so worried about.
Example #3

たからくじにあたったなんて、なんともうらやましいかぎりだ。
takarakuji ni atatta nante, nantomo urayamashii kagiri da.
I can't believe they hit the lottery... I'm so jealous..
Example #4

としをとって、おかねもなく、かぞくもいないのは、こころぼそいかぎりです。
toshi o totte, okane mo naku, kazoku mo inai no wa, kokorobosoi kagiri desu.
I feel pretty helpless as I am now old with no family and no money.
Example #5

きんじょにおいしいおべんとうやさんができて、ひとりぐらしのみとしてうれしいかぎりだ。
kinjo ni oishii o bentouya san ga dekite, hitorigurashi no mi to shite ureshii kagiri da.
There is a delicious lunch box shop in the neighborhood. For those living alone, they must be very happy.
Example #6

このけいかくをちゅうししなければならないとはざんねんなかぎりだ。
kono keikaku o chuushi shinakereba naranai towa zannen na kagiri da.
If this plan had to be stopped then it would be such a pity.
Example #7

ことしでこんなこともしらなかったなんて、おはずかしいかぎりです。
kono toshi de konna koto mo shiranakatta nante, ohazukashii kagiri desu.
I'm extremely embarrassed to of not known something like this at my age.

Vocabulary List

KanjiKanaEnglish
結婚式けっこんしきwedding ceremony
合格ごうかくto pass
宝くじたからくじlottery
羨ましいうらやましいjealous
心細いこころぼそいhelpless

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