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~やら…やら

~やら…やら

Today’s Grammar Point: ~やら…やら

Today’s Grammar point is ~やら…やら, which is a casual/conversational version of ~や…や which is used to give examples. If やら is used only once, that is a different expression for uncertainty and I will talk about that at another time.

Connection

  • [noun 1] やら [noun 2] やら
  • [verb 1] やら [verb 2] やら
  • [いadj 1] やら [いadj 2] やら

Examples

京都きょうとにはおてらやら神社じんじゃやらがたくさんあるからみどりおおい。
There are many temples and shrines in Kyoto, so there is a lot of greenery.

宿題しゅくだいやらテストやらいそがしくて、アルバイトにけなかった。
I couldn’t go to a part-time job because I was busy with my homework and tests, etc.

ちかくにコンビニやらスーパーやらがいっぱいできて、便利べんりになった。
Convenience stores, supermarkets, etc. have been built nearby, it has become more convenient around here.

ジョンさんの部屋へやほんやらノートやららかっていて、まさに学生がくせい部屋へやだ。
John’s room is full of books and notebooks and a like, and it is certainly a student’s room.

先週せんしゅうもらったバイトだい家賃やちんやら食費しょくひやらであっというになくなった。
The money I got for my part-time job last week was quickly gone because of rent and food expenses and alike.

このやらわめくやらけられない。
I can’t handle this child as he cries, screams and so on.

どもがいると、ねつやら、ケガをするやらで、医者いしゃとはえんれない。
If you have a child, you cannot stay away from a doctor as the child always gets feverish or injured or …

日本にほんかえると、友達ともだちやら親戚しんせきのところにやらでじっとしているひまがない。
When I return to Japan, I don’t have time to stay still because I meet my friends, go to my relatives and so on.

息子むすこ結婚けっこんすると、うれしいやら、さみしいやらわからないらせがた。
I received the news that my son is getting married. which gives me mixed feelings of being happy, lonely, etc.

むしされてかゆいやらいたやらねむれなかった。
I couldn’t sleep because of itching and pain caused by insect bites.

入学試験にゅうがくしけんちて、くやしいやらなさけけないやら、どうしようもない気持きもちになった。
As I failed the entrance examination, I was helpless as I felt regretful, pitiful, etc.

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