Today’s Grammar Point: ～ぶり
Today’s grammar point is ～ぶり. It’s written in the same way as my last post but today’s ぶり follows a duration phrase and it means “for the first time in ～.”
- [phrase to describe the length of time] ぶり + です/の/に
- [number + time counter] ぶり + です/の/に
何 can be used instead of a number.
This is the first time going back to Japan in a while.
- I recommend remembering 久しぶり as a set phrase for “for the first time in a while”.
I had wine for the first time in a fortnight and it was delicious.
I wonder how many months since I had Japanese sake last.
I went back to Japan for the first time in a year.
I had wine for the first time in a fortnight.
The Shinkansen resumed its operation for the first time in five hours.
I studied Japanese for the first time in ten days.
My son is back for the first time in five months.
The first wine in 2 weeks was delicious.
There was no shower at the campsite, so it was the first shower in three days.
Everyone was pleased with the reunion for the first time in a few years.
I hear Sydney is having the first heavy rain in ten years.
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