ばかり [ばかり] (bakari-2)
Meaning: just (just recently) / nothing but
Example: I just bought it / you do nothing but play around
JLPT Level: 3
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|ta form + bakari || |
|bakari is a "completed fullness", for instance that's all you got because with that you didn't need any more.|
dake means that's all you got, but more would be better/ok/possible/,,,
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|Jarret||How is this different from 'dake' or 'tada'?|| |
I just got back from the US yesterday.
#5027 Use kanji.
Put "、" right after "〜いるので."
|KWhazit||I think this needs to be split into two separate entries.|
ばかり (after a past-tense verb) in [#5018], [#5027], [#5034], and others, means that something has only just happened
ばかり (after a noun, -te form verb, etc.) in many of the other examples ([#5021], [#5028], [#5031], etc.) is more of a "nothing but", "all it ever does is", or "all that's there is" feeling.
Meaning something like I can't make but the wrong choice.
I just arrived.
|drdave||I second KWhazit's comment: there are most definitely two separate entries here. |
Also need to beware: depending on meaning ("just happened"/"nothing but"), placement is different:
食べたばかり -> I just ate (moments ago).
ばかり食べた -> All I/we/etc did was eating (and nothing else).
Furthermore, I believe pronunciation/spelling: ばっかり is also valid (very often heard in speech).
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