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JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
あま
Grade: 5

NounEdit

余り (hiragana あまり, rōmaji amari)

  1. remainder

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AdverbEdit

余り (hiragana あまり, rōmaji amari) (alternative reading hiragana あんまり, romaji anmari)

  1. (often with negative verbs) very often; much; excessively
    西村 (にしむら)さんは (あさ) (はん)あまり ()べません。
    Nishimura-san wa asagohan o amari tabemasen.
    Nishimura does not eat breakfast very often.
    • 2009, けいおん!
      あんまりうまくないですね!」
      Anmari umakunai desu ne!”
      "You guys are not very good, are you?"

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SuffixEdit

余り (hiragana あまり, rōmaji -amari)

  1. Used after a numeral to express “a little more than”.
  2. (archaic) Used to connect numerals: and
    • はづきとおかあまりいつか(a native reading of 八月十五日, which is today read as はちがつじゅうごにち (hachigatsu jūgonichi) for “August 15th”)
      hazuki tōka amari itsuka
      the 15th day of the 8th month [lit. eighth-month ten-days and five-days]

Usage notesEdit

  • The word is used to connect native Japanese numerals (ひとつ, ふたつ etc.) into numbers, e.g. 'ten' and 'five' into 'fifteen' rather than 'ten, five'. It is not used when counting in Chinese numerals (いち, etc.).