ろくに + (Negative) Phrase
- 息子は英語をろくに話せないのに、アメリカにひとりで行くそうだ。大丈夫かな。Apparently my son is going to the States, even though he can barely speak English. I hope he will be okay.
- あの人はろくに仕事も出来ないのに、偉そうな態度をとるから会社中で嫌われている。He is disliked by everyone in the company because he has an arrogant attitude even though he can barely do his job.
- 仕事が忙しすぎて、ここ最近、ろくに友達にも会えてない。Because I am so busy, I barely have time to see my friends.
- 近所のワンちゃんが朝までずっと吠えていたから、昨晩は陸に寝れなかった。A dog in my neighborhood was barking until this morning so I barely got any sleep.
- 豆なんて碌に食べないのに、うちには豆の缶詰がいっぱいある。I have a lot of canned beans at home even though I hardly eat them.
Far from baking a cake, he can't even cook a simple meal properly.
Every day I am woken up by my cat, so I can't sleep well.
Despite barely knowing any English, dad tried to give directions to a foreign couple.
Even though we had barely prepared, I had them open the shop.
I went on stage, not having properly prepared, and it was a disaster.
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陸に～ない – Grammar Discussion
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Yeah, I saw that but I don’t see why, the meaning is pretty solid ( 陸に should be ateji, not 碌に)
I now see there are a couple sources that have it otherwise too. Adverbial definition list both but 碌に as primary. Again, not a big deal if kana only, just curious.
My other dictionaries all agree on which one is ateji.
I couldn’t find anything definitive online, only some theories about the satisfactory/proper/normal meaning coming from a comparison of flat land vs. uneven land. I’m not sure about those but my 古語 dictionary does list that meaning for 陸 (it doesn’t have an entry for 碌).
What is the difference between ろくに and ちゃんと?
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