ばかり

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Japanese[edit]

Particle[edit]

ばかり (romaji bakari)

  1. just (recently completed action) – 〜たばかり
    食べたばかりだ。
    たべたばかりだ。
    Tabeta bakari da.
    I just ate.
  2. full of – Noun+ばかり
    東京ばかりだ。
    とうきょうひとばかりだ。
    Tōkyō wa hito bakari da.
    Tokyo is just full of people.
  3. only, always – 〜てばかり
    食べてばかり居る
    かれたべてばかりいる
    Kare wa tabete bakari iru.
    He's always eating.

Usage notes[edit]

Used in various senses, similarly to English justjust did something, just full of, just sitting there. Senses are distinguished grammatically, as per forms above. Kanji form 許り is less commonly used.

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