Decoded Slug: ~なら~なりに

Japanese JLPT Grammar Point


Short explanation:

This grammar point means 'if it is X, it is X in its own way', emphasizing the characteristics of X.


Noun + なら(そのN)なりに/Adjective + なら(その adj.)なりに


Kare wa mada shoshinsha nara shoshinsha nari ni ganbatteiru.
If he is still a beginner, he is working hard in his own way as a beginner.
Kono ryouri wa karai nara karai nari ni oishii.
If this dish is spicy, it is delicious in its own spicy way.
Ano hito wa hen nara hen nari ni omoshiroi.
If that person is strange, they are interesting in their own strange way.
Kono machi wa chiisai nara chiisai nari ni tanoshii.
If this town is small, it is fun in its own small way.

Long explanation:

The ~なら~なりに grammar point is used to express that if something is a certain way, it is in its own particular way. It often implies a positive assessment or appreciation of the unique qualities or characteristics of something or someone.

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