Lesson7:AやB A ya B並立を表す。”Ya” suggest that the things referred to are proposed as examples.

Lesson7:AやB A ya B並立を表す。”Ya” suggest that the things referred to are proposed as examples.



Audio

Dialog

男:どんな果物が好きですか?
女:果物では、いちごやメロンが好きです
男:私はリンゴやミカンが好きです。
女:本当は全部すきです。
男:私もです。

M:What types of fruit do you like?
F:Amang the fruit, I like strawberries and melons etc.
F:Actually, I like all of fruits.
M:So do I.

Grammar explaination

You can use AやB when you want to say “A and B , for example.”.

■The patterns is below:

A ya B = A and B , for example

This is a particle used to link nouns in an incomplete list.

Example sentences

私は東京や大阪に行きます。Watashi wa Tokyo ya Osaka ni ikimashita.
I went to Tokyo, Osaka etc.

猫や犬や猿が動物園にいます。 Neko ya Inu ya Saru ga doubutsuen ni imasu.
There are cats and dogs and monkeys (among other things) at the zoo.

私は寿司や味噌汁が日本料理の中で好きです。Watashi wa sushi ya misoshiru ga nihonryori no naka de suki desu.
Among Japanese foods, I like Sushi and Misoshiru for example.

Vocabularies

果物(fruit)

いちご(strawberrie)

メロン(melon)

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