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Learn JLPT N5 Grammar: や (ya)

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Meaning: and

や is used to link nouns in an incomplete list.

Formation:

Noun + や + Noun

Example sentences:

友達と一緒に焼肉やキムチを食べました。
tomodachi to issho ni yakiniku ya kimuchi o tabemashita.
I ate things like grilled meat and kimchi with my friends.


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ブックオフでDVDや本を売った。
bukkuofu de DVD ya hon o utta.
I sold my DVD and books, among other things, at Bookoff.

大学生やサラリーマンがマラソン大会に参加しています。
daigakusei ya sarariiman ga marason taikai ni sanka shite imasu.
People like college students and office workers are participating in the marathon race.

スーパーでりんごや野菜を買いました。
suupaa de ringo ya yasai o kaimashita.
I bought things like apples and vegetables at the supermarket.

冬休みは家族でイタリアやイギリスへ行きました。
fuyuyasumi wa kazoku de itaria ya igirisu e ikimashita.
I went to countries like Italy and England with my family during the winter holiday.


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