Decoded Slug: Verbる なり (Verb-ru nari)

Japanese JLPT Grammar Point
Verbる なり (Verb-ru nari)

Verbる なり (Verb-ru nari)

Short explanation:

Expresses the idea of 'as soon as; the moment'.


Verb-dictionary form + なり


Ie ni kaeru nari, sugu ni neta.
As soon as I got home, I went to bed.
Kare ga eki ni tsuku nari, denwa wo kakete kita.
He called me the moment he arrived at the station.
Doa wo akeru nari, inu ga hoe hajimeta.
The dog started barking as soon as I opened the door.
Tesuto ga owaru nari, kare wa kyoushitsu wo dete itta.
He left the classroom the moment the test was over.

Long explanation:

The grammar point Verbるなり is used to express the idea that something happens immediately after an action. It can be translated as 'as soon as' or 'the moment' in English. This is used with verbs in their dictionary form.

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