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<< karatoitte | kata >>

辛うじて ([かろうじて] )(karoujite)
    Meaning: barely やっとのことで。何とか。ようやくのことで。わずかに。
    Example: I barely made it to the train.
    JLPT Level: 1
    Category: grammar
    Author: dc

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ex #1240   走って行ったらかろうじて2時の電車に間に合いました 
I ran and barely made the 2 O'Clock train  
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ex #1241   かろうじて落第せずにすんだ 
I just barely managed to avoid dropping out of class  
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ex #1242   かろうじて付き合っている 
They are just barely still together  
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ex #3492   11時までにかろうじてなんとかその手紙を書いた。  
I barely managed to finish the letter by eleven o'clock.  
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ex #3493   かろうじて間に合いましたね。  
You are only just in time.  
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ex #3494   かろうじて事故に遭わずにすんだ。  
I escaped the accident by the skin of my teeth.  
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ex #3495   かろうじて車に当てられずにすんだ。  
I narrowly escaped being hit by a car.  
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ex #3496   かろうじて列車に間に合った。  
I barely managed to catch the train.  
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      Comments:  
    blabbyBy the look of the examples, this is spoken grammar? 
    MikiKaens, I think you mistake 辛 for 幸. 幸 is used in 幸福、幸運 etc.
    かろうじて is written as 辛うじて.
     
    Kaensblabby, this is the grammar for both spoken and written language (of course).
    Miki, true, I did mistake that ^^; So, the meaning would be 'bitter, painful, bad' - the opposite to my first comment, so I'm removing that one. Ugh.
     

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