Decoded Slug: Noun にすら (〜ni sura)

Japanese JLPT Grammar Point
Noun にすら (〜ni sura)

Noun にすら (〜ni sura)

Short explanation:

Expresses the concept of 'even'; 'even in', 'even as', 'even to'.


Noun + にすら


Kare ni sura sono mondai wa tokenakatta.
Even he could not solve that problem.
Kanojo wa tesuto ni sura goukaku shinakatta.
She did not even pass the test.
Kono inu wa jibun no namae ni sura hannou shinai.
This dog doesn't even respond to its own name.
Kare ni sura hanasu yoyuu ga nakatta.
I didn't even have the time to talk to him.

Long explanation:

The 〜にすら grammar point is used to show surprise that an action or situation applies even to the noun in question. It can be translated into English as 'even in', 'even as', or 'even to'. It's usually used with negative sentences, emphasizing that 'even' in this particular case something can't or doesn't happen.

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