JLPT N2 Grammar (kagiri)

Meaning

as long as; while… is the case; as far as; while

How to use

Verb (casual, non-past)限り
Noun + である

Learn Japanese grammar: 【かぎり】(kagiri). Meaning: as long as; while… is the case; as far as; while.

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Example #1

あしたは、あめがふらないかぎり、10じゅうじにがっこうであいましょう。
ashita wa, ame ga furanai kagiri, 10 ji ni gakkou de aimashou.
As long as it doesn't rain tomorrow, let's meet at the school at 10 am.
Example #2

このしごとは、わたしがいきているかぎり、ずっとつづけていきたい。
kono shigoto wa, watashi ga ikiteiru kagiri, zutto tsudukete ikitai.
I want to continue doing this job as long as I am alive.
Example #3

わたしのしっているかぎりでは、かのじょはまだけっこんしていません。
watashi no shitteiru kagiri dewa, kanojo wa mada kekkon shiteimasen.
As far as I know she's still not married.
Example #4

にほんにいるかぎり、にほんごがひつようだよ。
Nihon ni iru kagiri, nihongo ga hitsuyou da yo.
While you are in Japan, you need to know Japanese (language).
Example #5

いまのやりかたをかえないかぎり、わるいじょうきょうはつづくでしょう。
ima no yarikata wo kaenai kagiri, warui joukyou wa tsuduku deshou.
As long the current way of doing things doesn't change, these bad conditions will likely continue.
Example #6

おみせのなかにおきゃくさまがいるかぎり、おみせはしめません。
omise no naka ni okyakusama ga iru kagiri, omise wa shime masen.
While there are still customers inside, this shop will not close.
Example #7

わるいせいかつしゅうかんをあらためないかぎり、けんこうにはなれない。
Warui seikatsu shuukan wo aratamenai kagiri, kenkou niwa narenai.
As long as you don't fix your bad lifestyle habits you will not be able to get healthy.
Example #8

じぶんのうたをきいてくれるひとがいるかぎり、ろじょうでうたいつづけようとおもいます。
jibun no uta wo kiite kureru hito ga iru kagiri, rojou de utai tsudukeyou to omoi masu.
As long as there are people listening to my songs, I plan to continue singing.

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