Decoded Slug: Verbる ときりがない (verb-ru to kiri ga nai)

Japanese JLPT Grammar Point
Verbる ときりがない (verb-ru to kiri ga nai)

Verbる ときりがない (verb-ru to kiri ga nai)

Short explanation:

Used to indicate that something can go on endlessly or without limits


Verb-casual + ときりがない


Kare no waruguchi o iu to kiri ga nai.
If we start talking about his faults, there's no end.
Sono mondai o kangaeru to kiri ga nai.
If you start thinking about that problem, there's no end.
Kanojo no biten o ageru to kiri ga nai.
If one were to start listing her virtues, there would be no end.
Kono yo de oishii mono o taberu to kiri ga nai.
If you start eating delicious things in this world, there's no end.

Long explanation:

The ~るときりがない grammar point is used to express that something can continue indefinitely, or that there is no limits or end to it. The phrase 'きりがない' itself means 'no end' or 'endless', and when attached to the casual form of a verb, it means that the action of the verb could go on indefinitely.

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