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Learn JLPT N1 Grammar: なるべく (narubeku)

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Meaning: as much as possible

Formation:

なるべく + action

Example sentences:

なるべく危険は避けたい。
narubeku kiken wa saketai.
I want to avoid danger as much as I can.

そこはみんながなるべく近寄らない場所である。
soko wa minna ga narubeku chikayoranai basho de aru.
That’s a place most people avoid.

なるべく早くお返事をください。
narubeku hayaku ohenji o kudasai.
Please write back quickly.


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なるべく外へは出ないようにしている。
narubeku soto ewa denai you ni shite iru.
I’m trying not to go out.

なるべく早く帰りたい。
narubeku hayaku kaeritai.
I want to go home as soon as possible.

「お邪魔して本当にすみません」彼はなるべく小さな声で言った。
ojama shite hontou ni sumimasen. kare wa narubeku chiisana koe de itta.
“I’m really sorry to disturb you,” he said as quietly as possible.

近況をなるべく早く知らせてね。
kinkyou o narubeku hayaku shirasete ne.
Let me know what’s happening as soon as you can.

Similar grammar:

すぎる (sugiru): too much
あまりに (amari ni): too…, so much… that
だけ (dake): as much as
あまり (amari): so much… that


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