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Decoded Slug: ~たり~たり (〜tari 〜tari)

Japanese JLPT Grammar Point
~たり~たり (〜tari 〜tari)

~たり~たり (〜tari 〜tari)

Short explanation:

Used to list multiple actions or states; 'doing things like', 'and so on', 'etc.'


Verb-ta + り + next verb-ta + り, い-Adjective + かったり + next verb-ta + り, な-Adjective + だったり + next verb-ta + り, Noun + だったり + next verb-ta + り


Shuumatsu wa eiga wo mitari, hon wo yondari suru.
On weekends, I do things like watching movies and reading books.
Kanojo wa ryouri ga jouzu dattari, uta ga umakattari suru.
She is good at things like cooking and singing.
Kono rizooto de wa sukii wo shitari, onsen ni haittari dekiru.
At this resort, you can do things like skiing and going to hot springs.
Kono chiiki no tenki wa atsukattari, samukattari suru.
The weather in this area can be hot or cold.

Long explanation:

The ~たり~たり grammar point is used to list two or more actions or states, without specifying their order or importance. It implies that these actions or states are representative examples, and there may be others. This construction is useful for describing general or habitual actions.

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