Japanese くらいなら grammar kurainara

Japanese くらいなら grammar kurainara
Japanese くらいなら grammar kurainara

Let’s learn Japanese くらいなら grammar kurainara :

Japanese くらいなら grammar kurainara

JLPT level : N3

Formation :


Meaning and how to use :

Describe that the speaker really hate something “. Means “Would rather… than”. This structure is used for personal feeling, not fact.

For example.

1. 1時も遅れて、授業に行くくらいなら、行かない方がいいと思う。
Ichi ji mo okure te, jugyou ni iku kurai nara, ika nai hou ga ii to omou.
I think I have been late for an hour, staying home is better than going to school now.

2. 理由がなくて、突然辞めさせるくらいなら、今から新しい仕事を見つけたほうがいい。
riyuu ga naku te, totsuzen yamesaseru kurai nara, ima kara atarashii shigoto o mitsuke ta hou ga ii.
If I will get an unfair dismissal, I would rather find a new job right now.

3. 気が短い人と結婚するくらいなら、そのままで独身でいたい。
ki ga mijikai hito to kekkon suru kurai nara, sonomama de dokushin de i tai.
If I have to marry someone who is hot tempered, I just want to stay alone.

4. 毎日弁当を作るくらいなら、コンビニで買うのはずっと便利だ。
mainichi bentou o tsukuru kurai nara, konbini de kau no ha zutto benri da.
If we must cook Bento everyday, It’s more convenient to buy it than cook it ourshelve.

5. つまらない本を読むくらいなら、テレビを見たほうがいい。
tsumaranai hon o yomu kurai nara, terebi o mi ta hou ga ii.
I would rather watch TV than read boring books

Related structures :

くらい kurai
くらい~はない kurai~hanai
くらいなら kurainara
くらいの~しか~ない kuraino~shika~nai
くらいだから kuraidakara
ほど~はない hodo~hanai

Ref : tuhoconline

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2 thoughts on “Japanese くらいなら grammar kurainara

  • 28/09/2018 at 8:04 pm

    One of the more difficult grammar points of Japanese in my opinon. Thank you for this information, it was very helpful.

    • 30/09/2018 at 6:17 am

      thank for your appreciation Joe !


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