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Learn JLPT N1 Grammar: なり (nari)

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Meaning: as soon as

Formation:

Verb-dictionary form + なり

Example sentences:

彼はニュースを聞くなり、家を飛び出していった。
kare wa nyuusu o kiku nari, ie o tobidashite itta.
He rushed out of the house as soon as he heard the news.

課長は部屋に入ってくるなり、大声でどなった。
kachou wa heya ni haitte kuru nari, oogoe de donatta.
The section chief started yelling as soon as he entered the room.

彼の顔を見るなり、わたしは半睡の状態から、いっきに目をさましてしまった。
kare no kao o miru tari, watashi wa hansui no joutai kara, ikki ni me o samashite shimatta.
As soon as I saw his face, I went from half-asleep to fully awake.


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太郎君は学校から帰るなり、インターネットゲームをし始めた。
taroukun wa gakkou kara kaeru nari, intaanetto geemu o shihajimeta.
Taro started playing online games as soon as he returned from school.

彼女は僕に会うなり泣き出した。
kanojo wa boku ni au nari nakidashita.
She started crying as soon as she saw me.

写真をひと目見るなり、無言でその場を立ち去ったそうだ。
shashin o hitome miru nari, mugon de sono ba o tachisatta sou da.
He took one look at the photo and left without a word.

子供たちは布団に入るなりぐうぐう寝てしまった。
kodomotachi wa futon ni hairu nari guuguu nete shimatta.
The kids fell asleep as soon as they got into the futon.

エレベーターのドアが開くなり彼は飛び乗った。
erebeetaa no doa ga hiraku nari kare wa tobinotta.
He dashed inside as soon as the elevator door opened.

わたしを見るなり彼女はたずねた。「あの、娘は?」
watashi o miru nari kanojo wa tazuneta. ano, musume wa.
“Where’s my daughter?”, she asked as soon as she saw me.


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