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Learn JLPT N2 Grammar: やら~やら (yara~yara)

Learn Japanese Grammar JLPT N2 Flashcard

Meaning: such things as; and… and so on

Formation:

Verb-dictionary form + やら + Verb-dictionary form + やら
Noun + やら + Noun
いadj + やら + いadj

Example sentences:

東京大学の学生は授業やら部活やらで毎日充実で忙しい。
toukyou daigaku no gakusei wa jugyou yara bukatsu yara de mainichi juujitsu de isogashii.
Students of Tokyo University are busy with class work and club activities every day.

あの人は来るのやら来ないのやら、さっぱり分からない。
ano hito wa kuru no yara konai no yara, sappari wakaranai.
I don’t know if that person’s coming or not.


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初デートは恥ずかしいやら嬉しいやら、複雑な気分だった。
hatsu deeto wa hazukashii yara ureshii yara, fukuzatsu na kibun datta.
I had complex feelings on my first date. I was both shy and happy.

ポケットには財布やら携帯電話やらが入っている。
poketto niwa saifu yara keitaidenwa yara ga haitte iru.
I put my wallet and cellphone in my pocket.

帰国前は飛行機の予約をするやらおみやげを買うやらで忙しい。
kikoku mae wa hikouki no yoyaku o suru yara omiyage o kau yara de isogashii.
Before I return to my country, I’m busy with booking my plane ticket and buying presents.

今日は財布を落とすやらレポートを忘れるやら、散々な一日だった。
kyou wa saifu o otosu yara repooto o wasureru yara, sanzan na ichinichi datta.
I lost my wallet and forgot my report. I had one hell of a day today.

専門学校の学生は宿題やらアルバイトやらで忙しい。
senmon gakkou no gakusei wa shukudai yara arubaito yara de isogashii.
Students of technical schools are busy with homework and part-time jobs.

驚くやら悲しむやら、そのニュースを聞いた人たちの反応は様々だった。
odoroku yara kanashimu yara, sono nyuusu o kiita hitotachi no hannou wa samazama datta.
People have different reactions when they heard the news. Some were shocked, some were sad.


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