Japanese grammar とばかりに tobakarini

Japanese grammar とばかりに tobakarini

Let’s learn Japanese grammar とばかりに tobakarini :

JLPT level : N1

Formation :

Clause + とばかりに

Meaning and how to use :

Describe comparision

For example

この時はいい機会だとばかりに叫んだ。
Kono toki ha ii kikai da to bakari ni saken da.
I shout as if I want to say this is a nice chance

彼が今日は君のひだとばかりに行動した。
kare ga kyou ha kimi no hida to bakari ni koudou shi ta.
He acts as thought he wants to say that today is your day

「何がしたの」とばかりににらんだ。
‘nani ga shi ta no’ to bakari ni niran da.
He stared at me as if he wanted to say “What are you doing?”

悪いことを言ってしまった。みんなは「何を言ったの」とばかりに見た。はずかしかった。
warui koto o itte shimatta. Minna ha ‘nani o itta no’ to bakari ni mi ta. Hazukashikatta.
I just say a bad thing. People look at me as if they want to say “What are you saying?. What a shame!

彼は君が馬鹿だとばかりに私の代わりに仕事をした。
kare ha kimi ga baka da to bakari ni watashi no kawari ni shigoto o shi ta.
He helps me as if he want to say I’m stupid.

Related structures :

ばかりいる bakariiru
ばかりで bakaride
ばかりだ bakarida
ばかりの bakarino
んばかり nbakari
ばかりに bakarini
ばかりもいられない bakarimoirarenai
とばかりはいえない tobakarihaienai
とばかりおもっていた tobakariomotteita
とばかりに tobakarini
ばかりか bakarika
ばかりでなく…も bakaridenaku…mo
ばかり:bakari
ばかりは:bakariha

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