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Decoded Slug: ~限りだ (〜kagiri da)

Japanese JLPT Grammar Point
~限りだ (〜kagiri da)

~限りだ (〜kagiri da)

Short explanation:

Expresses an extreme state or condition; translated as 'to the utmost', 'extremely', 'as can be'.


Verb-casual, past + 限りだ, い-Adjective + 限りだ


Kanojo ga kekkon shite shimatta. Odoroki no kagiri da.
She got married. I'm as shocked as can be.
Kono gohan wa oishii kagiri da.
This rice is as delicious as can be.
Musuko ga seikou shita. Ureshii kagiri da.
My son succeeded. I'm as happy as can be.
Kono keshiki wa utsukushii kagiri da.
This scenery is as beautiful as can be.

Long explanation:

The ~限りだ grammar point is used to express an extreme state or exclamation. It emphasizes what precedes it, indicating an exceedingly high level or degree of that particular state or condition. It is extremely idiomatic, usually translating 'to the utmost' or 'as...as can be' in English.

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