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きり

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A great obstacle to happiness is to expect too much happiness.
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Japanese

Particle

きり (kanji 切り, romaji kiri)

  1. just, only
    二人きりのお
    ふたりきりのおみせ
    Futari kiri no omise
    A shop with just two people.

Usage notes

  • More rarely used than  (dake), きり (kiri) functions as a noun and may be followed by  (no).
  • The kanji form 切り is rarely used.

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