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<< narini | naru >>

〜なり〜なり [〜なり〜なり] (nari~nari)
    Meaning: either.... or....
    Example: Either you must come here or I must go there.
    JLPT Level: 1
    Author: LR

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Ref # Kanzen Master Level 1 - p49 - no.50 
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Ref # A Dictionary of Intermediate Japanese Grammar p223 
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ex #7970   ジュースなりコーラなり、お好きなものをどうぞ  
juice.. cola.. have whatever you like  
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ex #7971   君が来るなり,僕が行くなりしなくてはならない  
Either you must come here or I must go there.  
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ex #7972   勉強ばかりしていいないで、たまには外に遊びに行くなりスポーツをするなりして、気分転換をしたらどうですか。  
Instead of studying all the time, once in a while why don't you go outside and play or play sports and do something for a change of pace sometimes?  
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ex #7973   風邪を引いたのなら、薬を飲むなり何なりすればよかったのに  
If you caught a cold, it would have been better if you'd taken some medicine or done something (instead of doing nothing)  
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ex #7974   うろうろ探しまわらないで、交番で聞くなりすれば良かったのに  
It would have been better if you'd gone and asked the police or something instead of lingering around searching for it.  
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ex #7975   英語なりスペイン語なり、なんか外国語を身につけたい。  
Either English or Spanish, I kind want to master a foreign language.  
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