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JLPT N3 Grammar: ばかり (bakari)

ばかり (bakari)

Meaning: only; nothing but

How to use the:
Noun + ばかり
Verb (て form) + ばかり

Explain:
Use when the speaker is criticize about the situation, the situation is repeated, or always lies in that state

Example sentences:
1, 弟は漫画ばかり読んでいる
Otōto wa manga bakari yonde iru
My younger brother didn’t study but only read comics

2, 母は朝から晩まで小言ばかり言っている。
Haha wa asa kara ban made kogoto bakari itte iru.
My mother was nagging from morning till night

3, かれはおかねばかりかんがえている。お金だけ
kare wa o kane bakari kangaiteiru.
He only thinks about money.

4, 6月に入ってから、毎日雨ばかりだ。
6 Tsuki ni haitte kara, Mainichi ame bakarida.
To in June then it rains every day

5, 今日は朝から失敗ばかりしている。
Kyō wa asa kara shippai bakari shite iru.
Today from morning till now, I only do failing

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