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Decoded Slug: ~ぶり (〜buri)

Japanese JLPT Grammar Point
~ぶり (〜buri)

~ぶり (〜buri)

Short explanation:

Express the amount of time elapsed since doing something last.


Time expression + ぶり


San-nen buri ni kare ni aimashita.
I met him for the first time in three years.
Isshūkan buri ni jimu ni itta.
I went to the gym for the first time in a week.
Ikkagetsu buri ni kare kara no tegami ga kita.
I received a letter from him for the first time in a month.
Go-nen buri ni yuki ga futta.
It snowed for the first time in five years.

Long explanation:

The ~ぶり grammar point is used to express that a certain amount of time has passed since you last did something. It can be attached to time words to express this and is often translated as 'for the first time in', 'after' or 'since'.

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