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なりに [なりに] (narini)
    Meaning: in one's own way, one's own style
    Example: she has her own way of doing it
    JLPT Level: 1
    Category: grammar
    Author: dc

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  Notes:  
Ref # Kanzen Master Level 1 - p66 - no.59 
(LR)
Ref # A Dictionary of Advanced Japanese Grammar p559 
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ex #1300   私はなりに人生観を持っています。 
I have my own outlook on life.  
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(dc)
ex #1301   動物動物なりのコミュニケーションが出来る 
Animals have their own way of communicating  
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(dc)
ex #1315   子供子供なりに自分の世界を持っているものだ 
Kids have kids own world  
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(dc)
ex #1317   そうなら、それなりにやってみてください。 
If that is so, then try to do it accordingly (in line with that).  
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(bamboo4)
ex #1319   言うなりになる。 
End up according to (as) what one has been told.  
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(bamboo4)
ex #3604   あの国では、私は外国人だったのでそれなりに扱われた。  
In that country I was a foreigner and was treated as such.  
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(dbx)
ex #3605   このプッシュホンもそれなりに役に立つのが分かった。  
This push-button phone turned out to be useful in its way.  
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(dbx)
ex #3606   すべての幸福な家庭という物はお互いに似通っているが、不幸な家庭という物はそれぞれそれなりに違った不幸があるものだ。 
All happy families resemble each other, each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.  
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(dbx)
ex #3607   その絵はそれなりによくできている。  
The picture is good in its way.  
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(dbx)
ex #3608   タケオは彼なりに良いやつだ。  
Takeo is quite a good fellow in his way.  
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(dbx)
ex #3609   テレビの漫画は、それなりに教育的だと言う人もいる。  
Some people say that cartoons on television are educational in themselves.  
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(dbx)
ex #3610   私は若い頃にたくさん本を読んだので、それなりに物知りだ。  
I read a lot of books in my youth; I am a scholar in my own way.  
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(dbx)
ex #3611   人の価値は持ち物というより人となりにある。  
A man's worth lies not so much in what he has as in what he is.  
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(dbx)
ex #3612   彼にもそれなりに恐いものがある。  
He has his own collection of phobias.  
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(dbx)
ex #3613   彼の言いなりになるくらいなら、独りで暮らした方がましだ。  
I would rather live by myself than do as he tells me to do.  
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(dbx)
ex #5987   収入が増えれば増えたなりに、支出も多くなっていく。 
@As~  
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(khongbietboi)

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  • nari    (=as soon as =in ones own way. sound very similar but the 'ni' changes the meaning completely.) [dc]
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  Comments:  
dcnot to be confused with nari~nari which is more like, for example... 
dcthis might be easier to remember in english by using the same repetition
kids have kids own...
he has his own...
 
Mikihmm That means there is only one 'have' in the first example? 
dcoops. eagle eyes! 
bamboo4なりに does not always mean "one's own way" as shown by my example. 
bamboo4なり could mean "accroding to" as shown in my examples, and it also could mean "even though not entirely satisfactory, but corresponding to the capability that one has" that could be equal to "one's own way" in a broad sense. However, don't forget that there is this modesty that is at the root of なりに.
 
Mikiex# 3611 人となり is one word. 
dc>miki ↑ which one word? 人となり you mean one 字 ?
or as spoken it is a set phrase?
 
srobertsonI think Miki is referring to the fact that 人となり in the sense it is used in # is a single word - also written 為人, meaning "inborn character" - rather than an example of the なりに phrase. 
Mikisrobertson's comment is what I wanted to say. ;) 

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