【N5】AやB /A ya B

AやB A ya B

 How to make”AやB..” in Japanese.

    • ・ Meaning: 並立を表す。
    • “Ya” suggest that the things referred to are proposed as examples.
    • ・ JLPT Level: N5 日本語能力試験N5級レベル
    • ・ Category: grammar 文法

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.

 例文:Examples of sentence (with audio)

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.

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