JLPT N2 Grammar (bakari)

How to use

Noun (indicates time or distance)ばかり
bakari ばかり jlpt n2 grammar meaning 文法 例文 japanese flashcards

Learn Japanese grammar: (bakari). Meaning: about, approximately ~.

This meaning only applies when used with a noun that indicates time or distance.

For other nouns and verbs, the meaning changes to N4 .

bakari ばかり jlpt n2 grammar meaning 文法 例文 learn japanese flashcards

Click the image to download the flashcard.
Download all N2 grammar flashcards.

JLPT Grammar E-Book Download

Download our complete
JLPT N2 Grammar Master E-book.

become a patron

Access ALL extra downloads, ebooks, and study guides by supporting JLPT Sensei on Patreon.

- Example Sentences

Each example sentence includes a Japanese hint, the romaji reading, and the English translation.

Click the below red button to toggle off and and on all of the hints, and you can click on the buttons individually to show only the ones you want to see.

Example #1

kanojo wa 30 pun bakari beddo ni yoko ni natta.
She lay in bed for about a half-hour.
Example #2

go fun bakari kono michi o ikeba, migite ni sono mise ga arimasu.
If you continue on this road for about 5 minutes, that shop will be on your right.
Example #3

sakura daigaku made 2 jikan bakari de tsuku to omoimasu.
I think it takes about 2 hours to get to Sakura University.
Example #4

kyou wa 8 jikan bakari puroguramingu o yatte, me ga tsukareta.
Today I did programming for about 8 hours and my eyes are really tired.
Example #5

kinou wa 4 jikan bakari haikingu o shita kara, kyou wa kinniku ga itai.
Because I went hiking yesterday for about 4 hours, today my muscles are sore.
Example #6

juppun bakari ga areba, dekiru to omoimasu.
I should be to do it in about ten minutes or so.
Example #7

sono satsujin jiken o mite kara, kanojo wa isshuukan bakari yoru ni nemurenakatta sou desu.
After seeing the murder, she could not sleep at night for about a week.
Example #8

ryuugaku no koto de kanojo wa ryoushin to kenka shite, futsuka bakari heya ni itte, nani mo tabenakatta.
After arguing with her parents about studying abroad, she stayed in her room for about 2 days without eating anything.

View all JLPT N2 Grammar Lessons

JLPT N2 Study Guide

JLPT N2 Grammar Master [e-book]

Complete Study Guide

This e-book includes every grammar point you need to know in order to pass the JLPT N2, with detailed usage notes and numerous example sentences.

Pages: 417, lessons: 195

Download ebook

N2 Grammar Flashcards

Full Batch Download

Download link includes:

  • Print-ready PDF of square flashcards with cut-out guides (see preview)
  • Full set of high quality .png image flashcards
    • JLPT N2 Grammar 文法 square size (195 images)
    • JLPT N2 Grammar 文法 rectangle size (195 images)