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~ばかり

Usage:

Dictionary Form of Verb + ばかり
Noun + ばかり


Meaning:

「~ばかり」means “always”, “only”, “just”, “keep doing…”, “all…”.

Examples:

かれにくばかりべている。
He only eats meat.

かればかりかいちょうだ。
He is the president in name only.

わけばかりするなよ。
Don’t just keep making excuses.

ぜんってなぞばかりです。
Nature is full of mysteries.

かれはただまもばかりだった。
He could do nothing but watch.

いつもわけばかりだな。
You always have an excuse.

やさしいひとばかりじゃないぞ。
Not all people are gentle.

けんばかりしゅちょうするひとおおい。
There are a lot of people who always insist on the right.

かれぶんのことをはなばかりひとはなしはなにもかない。
He only talks about himself and doesn’t listen to others.

かれはいつもへいばかりっている。
He is always complaining.
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2 thoughts on “~ばかり

  1. what is theで used for in the first example sentence?  

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      it is used to conjunct two sentences

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