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Learn JLPT N1 Grammar: それなりに (sore nari ni)

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Meaning: in itself; as it is; in its own way; as suits the occasion

Formation:

Phrase 1 + それなりに + Phrase 2

Example sentences:

強硬な態度をとるとそれなりの効果があるものだ。
Sometimes it pays to be a little wild.
kyoukou na taido o toru to sore nari no kouka ga aru mono da.

それなりに満足のいく答えを考え出そうとしたが、いつものごとく、複雑にできていないこの頭では結論が出なかった。
I tried to think the matter to some satisfactory conclusion but, as always, the conclusion evaded my simple mind.
sore nari ni manzoku no iku kotae o kangaedasou to shite ga, itsumo no gotoku, fukuzatsu ni dekite inai kono atama de wa ketsuron ga denakatta.

彼女の態度は僕にとっては嫌なものではあったがそれなりに理解できた。
kanojo no taido wa boku ni totte wa iya na mono dewa atta ga sore nari ni rikai dekita.
I could understand her attitude, even if I didn’t like it.


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彼のようなのが一人いると、それなりに価値がある。
kare no you na no ga hitori iru to, sore nari ni kachi ga aru.
It pays to have someone like him around.

倒れた男のほうはそれなりに動く気配もなく、いつまでも平野にそのままだった。
taoreta otoko no hou wa sore nari ni ugoku kehai mo naku, itsu made mo heiya ni sono mama datta.
The white figure lay motionless in the middle of the plain.

事情については何の説明もせずに、とにかくその場はそれなりになりました。
jijou ni tsuite wa nanno setsumei mo sezu ni, tonikaku sono ba wa sore nari ni narimashita.
No explanation was ever given, and for the moment the matter was passed over.

もしわしの探検の結果が何ら彼らの報告と変らなんだとしても、それはそれなりに価値があるのじゃ。
moshi washi no tanken no kekka ga nanra karera no houkoku to kawaranan da toshite mo, sore wa sore nari ni kachi ga aru no ja.
If my expedition had no other results it would still have been noteworthy.

Similar grammar:

なりとも (naritomo): even a little, at least
なりに/なりの (nari ni/nari no): in one’s own way or style
なり (nari): as soon as
なり~なり (nari~nari): or


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