Decoded Slug: A だの B だの (A dano B dano)

Japanese JLPT Grammar Point
A だの B だの (A dano B dano)

A だの B だの (A dano B dano)

Short explanation:

Used to list examples; 'things like', 'and so on'.


Noun + だの Noun + だの


Kare wa itsumo chikoku dano, shigoto wo wasureru dano de komaru.
I'm troubled by him always being late, forgetting work, and so on.
Kanojo wa atarashii fuku dano, keshouhin dano ni yoku okane wo tsukaimasu.
She often spends money on things like new clothes, cosmetics, and so on.
Kare ga iu ni wa, ongaku dano, eiga dano, hon dano ga suki dasou da.
He says he likes music, movies, books, and so on.
Kodomo ni wa okashi dano, omocha dano, suki na mono o kagirinaku ataete agetai.
I want to endlessly give children things they like such as candies, toys, and so on.

Long explanation:

The ~だの~だの grammar point is used to list examples in a conversation, and is often used to critique or complain about something. It is a casual form and can be translated as 'things like', 'and so on' or 'et cetera' in English. The formation is simple - place 'だの' after the item you're using as an example.

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