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particle, auxiliary verb, irregular ru verb

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English Meaning(s) for たり

  1. -ing and -ing (e.g. "coming and going") (as …たり…たり, after the ren'youkei forms of multiple verbs)
  2. doing such things as... (used adverbially)
  3. expresses a command (as …たり…たり at sentence-end, after the ren'youkei forms of a repeated verb)
auxiliary verb, irregular ru verb
  1. to be (from とあり, after a noun)
  2. indicates completion or continuation of an action (from 〜てあり, after the ren'youkei form of a verb)

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Sample Sentences for たり

I cannot do without this dictionary even for a single day.
We can not live without water, not even for one day.
We can't live even one more day without water.
If winter comes, can spring be far behind?
Not even a day can we live without water.

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