A(1) + だの + B(1) + だの
A(1) + だの + 何だの
だの will only be used when at least two examples are given, with each of those examples being followed by だの. Usually, these two things are either opposites of each other, or two things that share the same negative trait.
だの may appear after verbs, い-Adjectives, nouns, or quotations.
彼は仕事はやめるだの家事を手伝わないだの、本当に自分以外のことは何も考えていない。He does things such as quit work, and not help with chores and so on. He really does not think about anyone other than himself.
- この建物は汚いだの危ないだのと近所の人に言われていたので解体されるらしい。The neighbor has been saying that this building is dirty, dangerous and what not so apparently it is going to get demolished.
- 揚げ物だのコンビニ弁当だのばかり食べてると、また健康診断の時に先生に怒られるよ。If you only eat things like fried food, convenience store food and what not, you are going to get told off by your doctor again at the next check-up.
- 妻は大嫌いだの嫌いだのと毎日言ってくるから悲しくなってきた。My wife tells me that she hates me and dislikes me and what not everyday so I am starting to feel sad.
- 彼は「嫌」だの「大変」だの、何かをやる前から弱音を吐くから、一緒にいるとこっちまで仕事をしたくなくなる。He only says things like 'No' and 'impossible' even before trying anything, so it even makes me not want to work.
そんなに好きだの嫌いだのと言うんだったら明日から自分でご飯作りな。If you are going to say things like 'I like this', 'I don't like this', and things like that, why don't you start making your own food starting tomorrow? (Opposite ends of a spectrum)
- あの新入社員はつらいだの面倒だのの理由で会社を入社して二週間でやめた。That newbie said things like 'this is too much', and 'this is a pain' and gave a reason similar to that and ended up quitting after 2 weeks of working with us. (Both negative)
Hina only complains that 'it smells' or 'it's awful' and so on.
だの is often used together with expressions like ばかり、文句、言い訳 and so on. と is sometimes omitted.
A person that hates ramen and curry: 'People who like things like ramen, curry, and so on are people who don't understand what taste is.'
Friend1 complains to friend2: 'Recently we are doing nothing but shooting the breeze (chatting) and whatnot, but there is no one that will actually develop a new product.'
だの何だの can be used when we want to list only one element of the group.
Every time he loses a game, he just gives excuses things like 'there's a bad connection' or 'the other players are cheating' and whatnot.
He always talks nonsense about 'being responsible' and so on, but when it comes time to take responsibility he is the first to run.
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