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Use of Japanese Particles あまり, だけ and しか

The usage of the Japanese particle あまり, だけ and しか:

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Okay, I hope you have a good understanding of how to use あまり, だけ and しか. Let’s just check your understanding real quick with a quiz. Can you translate these sentences?

Try to translate the following sentences. Click on the down arrow to see the answer:

1. (I) didn't buy many things.

amari monowo kaimasendeshita.

2. That guy doesn't much about it.

anohitowa amari sonokotowo shitteimasen.

3. Only Mac is drinking.

makkudakega nondeimasu.

4. I only ate breakfast.

watashiwa asagohandakewo tabemashita.

5.

A: このとけいが すきですか?

B: Well, it's expensive, that's all.

ん、高いだけだよ。
n, takaidakedayo.

6. I'm always sleeping on my holidays.

yasumiwa neteirudakeda.

7. In one month, I didn't sell anything but one car.

ikkagetsukanni kurumawo ichidaishka uremasendeshita.

8. This week, I didn't work any days but Monday.

konshuuwa getsuyoubishika hatarakimasen.

Cheat Sheet with Usage and JLPT test questions:
N5 Grammar amari, dake, shika (pdf/106.41kb)

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