This question already has an answer here:

I have a question about this construction: (This is from NHK Easy news)



I want to know the use of "ーたり" in this sentence. Is this a conjugation of some sort if you are listing items? Also, in 高くなったりする, why did it become たりする?

Insights welcome

marked as duplicate by istrasci, Flaw Nov 16 '18 at 3:26

This question has been asked before and already has an answer. If those answers do not fully address your question, please ask a new question.


According to "A Dictionary of Basic Japanese Grammar", page 458:

~たり~たりする A phrase which expresses an inexhaustive listing of actions or states.

Example: 私達は歌ったり、踊ったりした。 We did things like singing and dancing.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.