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

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

Formation:

それなりに + Verb
それなりの + Noun

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。
I could understand her attitude, even if I didn’t like it.
kanojo no taido wa boku ni totte wa iya na mono dewa atta ga sore nari ni rikai dekita.

 

彼のような人がいると、それなりに価値がある。
It pays to have someone like him around.
kare no you na hito ga iru to, sore nari ni kachi ga aru.

 

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。
The white figure lay motionless in the middle of the plain.
taoreta otoko no hou wa sore nari ni ugoku kehai mo naku, itsu made mo heiya ni sono mama datta.

 

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。
No explanation was ever given, and for the moment the matter was passed over.
jijou ni tsuite wa nanno setsumei mo sezu ni, tonikaku sono ba wa sore nari ni narimashita.

 

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。
If my expedition had no other results it would still have been noteworthy.
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.

 

すぐ隣にいるのに腹を割った話はしない、奇妙な関係だった。波風も立たず、それなりにうまくいっている結婚生活のようなものだったのかもしれない。
It was an odd, jokey relationship that was proximal without being intimate. I imagine it had the kind of closeness of a moderately successful arranged marriage.
sugu tonari ni iru no ni hara o watta hanashi wa shinai, kimyou na kankei datta. namikaze mo tatazu, sore nari ni umaku itte iru kekkon seikatsu no you na mono datta no kamoshirenai.


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

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その点では、コノドントの正体に関するそれ以前の推測は、それなりに当たっていたと言えるだろう。もっとも、その形態が具体的にこんなふうだったとは、誰も想像していなかった。
The early guesses about what the conodont animal might have resembled were accurate in their way, although nobody could have imagined that this is how the animal would have looked in the details of its anatomy.
sono ten dewa, konodonto no shoutai ni kansuru sore izen no suisoku wa, sore nari ni atatte ita to ieru darou. motto mo, sono keitai ga gutaiteki ni konna fuu datta to wa, dare mo souzou shite inakatta.

 

通常の物差しがしばし脇に置かれ、おそらくそれなりに特別な理由があったのだろう。
Perhaps there was some special reason to suspend the normal rules.
tsuujou no monosashi ga shibashi waki ni okare, osoraku sore nari ni tokubetsu na riyuu ga atta no darou.

 

中国は、資源関連だけでなく、金融面でも大きな問題があったという説には、それなりの説得力がある。
There remains a credible hypothesis that China’s problems were as much financial as they were resource-based.
chuugoku wa, shigen kanren dake de naku, kin’yuumen demo ooki na mondai ga atta to iu setsu ni wa, sore nari no settokuryoku ga aru.

 

ここには十分な空間があるため、第一の衝突ほど一触即発の状態にはならないが、それなりに重要な二次的問題となるだろう。
This will not be as explosive as the first issue, as there will be plenty of room, but it will be a secondary issue of some importance.
koko ni wa juubun na kuukan ga aru tame, daiichi no shoutotsu hodo isshoku sokuhatsu no joutai ni wa naranai ga, sore nari ni juuyou na nijiteki mondai to naru darou.

 

アチソンは予算額が検討課題になる前になるべく多くの当局者から防衛義務拡大の原則への支持取り付けを望み、用意ができるまではジョンソンとの会談には否定的だった。アチソンはそれなりにジョンソンの陰でうまく立ち回ろうとした。
Acheson wanted to get as much support as possible for the principle of an expanded defense commitment from the upper levels of the bureaucracy before anyone talked about price, and he did not want a meeting with Johnson before he was ready. As such he was going behind his back.
achison wa yosangaku ga kentou kadai ni naru mae ni narubeku ooku no toukyokusha kara bouei gimu kakudai no gensoku e no shiji toritsuke o nozomi, youi ga dekiru made wa jonson to no kaidan ni wa hiteiteki datta. achison wa sore nari ni jonson no kage de umaku tachimawarou to shita.

 

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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