Japanese たりとも grammar taritomo

Japanese たりとも grammar taritomo
Japanese たりとも grammar taritomo

Japanese たりとも grammar taritomo :

JLPT level : N1

Formation :

~たりとも~ない
Nたりとも~ない

Meaning and how to use :

Expresses the meaning “can’t.. even one quantity.” Often used with the number one (一).

Examples:

今準備ができないので一人たりとも部屋に入らせない。
Kon junbi ga deki nai node ichi nin tari to mo heya ni hairase nai.
The preparation isn’t done yet so not even a person can’t come in.

清い水はとても珍しいので飲んだら一滴たりとも無駄に飲みなさい。
Kiyoi mizu ha totemo mezurashii node non dara ichi teki tari to mo muda ni nominasai.
Pure water are rare so if you drink, don’t waste even one drop.

この書類が大切なので、コピーしたら一枚たりとも間違いしないでください。
Kono shorui ga taisetsu na node, kopī shi tara ichi mai tari to mo machigai shi nai de kudasai.
This document is very important so please do not make even a mistake if you copy it.

今は忙しい時なので、一分たりともゆっくりに過ごせません。
Ima ha isogashii toki na node, ichi fun tari to mo yukkuri ni sugose mase n.
Now is a busy time for me so I can’t relax for even one minute.

君の言ったことの意味は一日たりとも忘れたことがない。
Kimi no itta koto no imi ha ichi nichi tari to mo wasure ta koto ga nai.
The meaning of the things that you said, I never forget for even one day.

Examples:
This structure is mostly used in writings or formal conversations. In case the speaking wants to speak in a more intimate way, the structure “Nも” can be used.

Related structures :

above is Japanese たりとも grammar taritomo. 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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