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Decoded Slug: ~やら~やら (〜yara〜yara)

Japanese JLPT Grammar Point
~やら~やら (〜yara〜yara)

~やら~やら (〜yara〜yara)

Short explanation:

Express various things or actions; 'and', 'such as', 'things like'.


Verb-casual + やら, い-Adjective + やら, な-Adjective + だやら, Noun + やら


Shukudai yara souji yara yaru koto ga takusan aru.
There are many things to do, such as homework and cleaning.
Yasai yara kudamono yara iroiro na tabemono wo kaimashita.
I bought various foods, such as vegetables and fruits.
Kanojo wa uta ga umai yara odoru yara, hontou ni tasaide.
She is really talented, being good at singing and dancing.
Omisē ni wa baggu yara kutsu yara akusesari ga oite aru.
There are things like bags, shoes, and accessories at the store.

Long explanation:

The ~やら~やら grammar point is used to express a list of various items, actions, or ideas in an uncertain or incomplete manner. It can be translated as 'and', 'such as', or 'things like' in English. The formation differs depending on whether it is used with a verb, い-adjective, な-adjective, or noun.

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