Japanese grammar んばかり nbakari

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Let’s learn Japanese grammar んばかり nbakari :

JLPT level : N1

Formation :

Vない(removeない)+んばかり

Meaning and how to use :

Describe high level of comparision. Means “most likely, as if…”

For example

彼女は輝かんばかりの美しさがある。
Kanojo ha kagayaka n bakari no utsukushi sa ga aru.
She has a shining beauty.

この車のスピードの速さは見えんばかりだ。
kono kuruma no supīdo no haya sa ha mie n bakari da.
This car is so fast as if it were invisible.

田中さんは私たちを殺したがらんばかりに怒った。
tanaka san ha watashi tachi o koroshi ta garan bakari ni okotta.
Tanaka is angry as though he would kill us.

彼女は父を亡くさんばかりに泣きました。
kanojo ha chichi o nakusa n bakari ni naki mashi ta.
she cries as if she had lost her father.

息子は何が悪いことをしんばかりに私に目を見た。
musuko ha nani ga warui koto o shin bakari ni watashi ni me o mi ta.
My son looked at me as if he did somthings wrong.

Note: Usually used with words describing gesture, attitude, appearance,…

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

above is Japanese grammar んばかり nbakari. if you don’t understand the signs we used in fomation, you can find their meaning here : signs used in Japanese grammar structures.

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