JLPT【N2 grammar】 〜きり/っきり|Since..never..

JLPT N2 grammar きり kiri meaning




◉ 「Since..never..」「Just..」「to continue in a certain state.
◉ When placed after a verb, the verb often uses the past tense “た type”, and the negative type “ない” is added at the end to indicate “no more ~”. There are two ways to use it: “きり” or “っきり”.
◉ The negation in the end can sometimes be omitted, as long as you talk about “きり”, you can understand that the latter means “no more~”.
◉ There is also the use of “ます形” after the verb, which means “to continue in a certain state.”
◉ When added after a noun, it usually means “only ~”. If it is after a “time noun”, it usually means “there is no after ~”.


Sentence Patterns

◉ ~Verbた form+きり/っきり
◉ ~Verbますform+きり/っきり
◉ ~Noun+きり/っきり


Relative Sentence

◉ ~Verbます form+っぱなし

JLPT N2 grammar きり kiri meaning

Example Sentence
Nihon ni wa san-nen mae ni itta kiridesu ne.
After visiting Japan three years ago, I didn’t go there anymore.

② あのゲームはかれしたきりもどってきてないです。
Ano gēmu wa kare ni kashita kiri modotte ki tenaidesu.
The game was lent to him and never came back.

Kanojo wa kaimono ni itta kkiri, sugata ga kiete shimatta.
After she went shopping, her whereabouts were unknown.

④ これっきりもうきみわない。
Kore kkiri mō kimi to awanai.
I won’t see you again from now on.

Shiken ga owatte, ima shūmatsu wa omoikkiri asobu zo!
After the exam, I will have fun to the fullest this weekend!

Kare wa nōsotchū de netakiri ni natte shimatta.
He has been bedridden because of a stroke.

Kaji wa zenbu otto ni makase kkiri de, watashi wa nani mo shinakute iidesu.
All the housework is left to my husband, so I don’t need to do anything.

Tsuma ga nakunatta nochi, ore wa hitori-kkiri ni natte shimatta.
After the death of my wife, I became lonely.

Musuko wa zutto heya no naka ni komori kkiri de, mō ichi-kagetsu mo detekonaidesu.
My son has been hiding in the room and has not come out for a month.