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~ぶり

~ぶり

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 ~.”

Connection

  • [phrase to describe the length of time] ぶり + です/の/に
  • [number + time counter] ぶり + です/の/に
    なん can be used instead of a number.

Examples

日本にほんかえるのはひさしぶりです。
This is the first time going back to Japan in a while.

  • I recommend remembering ひさしぶり as a set phrase for “for the first time in a while”.

ワインをむのは二週間にしゅうかんぶりで、とてもおいしかったです。
I had wine for the first time in a fortnight and it was delicious.

日本にほんしゅむのはなんカ月かげつぶりだろう。
I wonder how many months since I had Japanese sake last.

一年いちねんぶりに日本にほんかえった。
I went back to Japan for the first time in a year.

二週間にしゅうかんぶりにワインをんだ。
I had wine for the first time in a fortnight.

新幹線しんかんせん五時間ごじかんぶりに運転うんてん再開さいかいした。
The Shinkansen resumed its operation for the first time in five hours.

十日とおかぶりに日本にほん勉強べんきょうをした。
I studied Japanese for the first time in ten days.

五カ月ごかげつぶりに息子むすこかえってきた。
My son is back for the first time in five months.

二週間にしゅうかんぶりのワインはおいしかった。
The first wine in 2 weeks was delicious.

キャンプじょうにはシャワーがなかったから、三日みっかぶりのシャワーだ。
There was no shower at the campsite, so it was the first shower in three days.

数年すうねんぶりの再会さいかいにみんなよろこんだ。
Everyone was pleased with the reunion for the first time in a few years.

シドニーは十年じゅうねんぶりの大雨おおあめだそうです。
I hear Sydney is having the first heavy rain in ten years.

Please visit my JLPT N3 Grammar page for more JLPT N3 grammar item.

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