ばかりか

JapaneseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From ばかり (bakari, only) + (ka).

ParticleEdit

ばかりか (bakari ka)

  1. not only
    祖父ばかりか、曽祖父さえ生きている。
    そふばかりかそうそふさえいきている。
    Sofu bakari ka, sōsofu sae ikite iru.
    Not only is my grandfather living but my great-grandfather as well.

Usage notesEdit

  • The term ばかりか (bakari ka) may be accompanied by さえ (sae) to indicate an unexpected occurrence. The Kanji form 許りか is less commonly used.
Last modified on 10 May 2013, at 18:10