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Decoded Slug: ~きり (〜kiri)

Japanese JLPT Grammar Point
~きり (〜kiri)

~きり (〜kiri)

Short explanation:

Expresses the idea of 'only', 'since', or 'after'.


Verb-てform + きり, Verb-past + きり, Noun + きり


Kare wa dekaketa kiri kaette kimasen.
He went out and hasn't come back since.
Kinou koohii wo nonde kiri, nani mo nomanakatta.
I haven't had anything to drink since the coffee I had yesterday.
Sotsugyou shite kiri, kanojo ni atte imasen.
I haven't seen her since we graduated.
Sono eiga wo mita kiri, mou ichido mitai to omotteimasu.
I have wanted to watch that movie again since I saw it.

Long explanation:

The ~きり grammar point is used to express the idea of 'only', 'since', or 'after'. It indicates that a certain action or state continues without any change since a specific point in time or after a certain event. It is commonly used with verbs in the past tense, but can also be used with other forms.

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