Learn JLPT N1 Grammar (kagiri da)

How to use

い-adjective + い限りだ
な-adjective + な

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

とても残念だ
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

とても嬉しい
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

とても羨ましい
takarakuji ni attata nante, nantomo urayamashii kagiri da.
I can't believe they hit the lottery... I'm so jealous..
Example #4

とても心細い
toshi wo 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.

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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