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助詞「ばかり」. Particle often translated to "just", as in "I just ate".

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Use of ばかり with extended periods of time

3日前に会ったばかりだ I saw him just three days ago (given translation) ばかり is one of those particles that confuses me. Doesn't 会ったばかりだ mean "I just met him"? i.e. there has not been enough time for ...
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Is ばかり a noun or a な-adjective in ばかりなので?

According to this answer and taking into account the following rules (source) to use ので: [い-adjective]+ので [verb]+ので [な-adjective]+なので [noun]+なので I wonder whether ばかり is a な-adjective or not in ...
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Is V-て + は used to connect the two clauses of the following sentence with a conditional relationship, a causal relationship or a different one?

I came across the following sentence in my textbook when studying the grammar point Verb -て + ばかり + いる. 「そんなに働いてばかりいては病気になりますよ。」 The role of ばかり is clear, I just included it to give context and keep ...
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plain form + bakari vs. te form + bakari

How to translate plain form + ばかり? And what's the difference between plain form + ばかり vs. te form + ばかり? For example: 赤ちゃんが泣いてばかりいます。In my understanding this means "The baby is always crying/does ...
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Which ばっか is used in the following passage?

I'm having trouble interpreting the following passage. None of the definition of ばかり seems to fit. Can someone help me please? お前...全部C先輩のせいみたいに言うなよな。根拠もねーくせに... A君のそういう...肝心なとこばっかにぶいとこ。Bちゃん嫌いじゃねーけど ...
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What's the meaning of まだ知り合ったばっかりだ?

「使徒になってもらったけど、私はアヴァロのことまだ全然知らないなぁって思って」 「そうだなぁ。まだ知り合ったばっかりだし仕方ないんじゃないか?」 These are some lines from a game I'm currently playing. Does the second line mean "There's still a lot to find out about ...
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Does ばかり (meaning 'just happened') have to be a voluntary action (like たところ?)

Is ばかり the same as たところ in the sense that the action must be voluntary? e.g. Winter just ended, could you use ばかり?
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Translating て-form + ばかりいないで

I have a sentence from page 39-108 of Lake and Ura's Learn to Read in Japanese. 食べてばかりいないで少し運動したほうがいいですよ The book gives a somewhat inscrutable: Eating only not being, it would be better to do a ...
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Different ways of saying "X continues / keep doing X"

I am trying to figure out the differences between all of these forms listed below. The examples are all part of these two pages: http://japanesetest4you.com/jlpt-n3-grammar-list/ http://...
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What does "da" mean in "tabeta bakari da"?

I understand (correct me if I'm wrong) that da is a short casual form of desu. But what does it mean in this phrase? or why it is used? Tabeta bakari da.
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ばかり usage in 目もくらむばかりの宝石の山

An example phrase from プログレッシブ和英中辞典 目もくらむばかりの宝石の山 a dazzling heap of gems Can ばかり here be safely replaced by ほど, くらい etc. without changing the meaning? Is this how ばかり+の (with ばかり working as a ...
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noun + ばかり [exclusivity sense] ambiguity

My understanding of ばかり so far: After TE form, the meaning is unambiguous as it applies to the verb, e.g.: 本を読んでばかりいる。Do nothing but read books. However, placed after the noun 本ばかりを読む The meaning ...
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Usage of ばかり in とばかり思って

Can somebody please explain for me the meaning of ばかり in とばかり思って, as far as I can guess through the examples it means something like "そう思ったんだけど、実際に・・・・・・". 僕たちはずっと、彼らは一生安泰だとばかり思っていたんだけど、...
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Correct usage of ばかり: 正直に言うと、最近アメリカのドラマを観ていたばかり

On a certain online correction site, my sentence: 正直に言うと、最近アメリカのドラマを観ていたばかり。 Was given many possibilities. Some people crossed out 「ばかり」 like 「観ていたばかり」 in the following sentences so I'm inclined ...
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Verbs + ところ / Verbs + とこ / Verbs + ばかり

I learnt: 食べるところ:about to eat. 食べているところ:in the middle of eating. 食べたところ:just ate. 食べたばかり:just ate. I would like to know if I can change ところ for とこ in spoken language. and if there is any difference ...
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How do we tell if ばかり means "about" or "only"?

If ばかり could mean approximately; about; and could also mean only; merely; nothing but;, then how should we know if this sentence 5000円ばかりもっている。 means: I have about 5000 yen. or I have only 5000 yen....
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