JLPT N5 Vocabulary


elder brother; older brother​

JLPT N5 vocabulary list

Learn Japanese vocabulary: 【あに】(ani)

Meaning: elder brother; older brother.​

Study Notes:

  • 兄 (ani) is the more casual version of お兄さん (oniisan).
  • It is usually used when referring to one’s own older brother.

Type: Noun

Level: JLPT N5 Vocabulary

- Example Sentences

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Example #1

watashi ni wa ani ga imasu.
I have an older brother.
Example #2

kare wa 3 nin no ani ga iru.
He has 3 brothers.
Example #3

kore ga watashi no ani no jitensha da.
This is my older brother's bicycle.
Example #4

ani ga ima hidoi kaze ni kakatteiru.
My brother is suffering from a bad cold now.
Example #5

shukudai ga aru to itsumo ani ga tetsudatte kureru.
When I have homework to do, my brother always helps me with it.

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