1. end; finish; stop
  • かれ彼の
  • こうきしん好奇心
  • には
  • かぎ限り
  • なかった
  • His curiosity knew no bounds.
2. bounds; limitsSee also 切りがない, See also 切りのない
  • あなた
  • かのう可能な
  • かぎ限り
  • はや早く
  • あなた
  • おかあお母さん
  • でんわ電話
  • するべき
  • である
  • You should call your mother as soon as possible.
3. delivery date (of a futures contract)esp. 限り,限
4. finale (of a noh song); end of an act (in jōruri or kabuki); final performance of the day (in vaudeville)
  • もっと
  • べんきょう勉強
  • しない
  • かぎ限り
  • らくだい落第
  • します
  • You will fail unless you work harder.
Suffix, Counter
5. counter for slices (esp. thick slices); counter for cuts (e.g. fish, meat)
  • じゅぎょうりょう授業料
  • ほんげつ本月
  • 25
  • にち
  • かぎ限り
  • のうふ納付
  • こと
  • Tuition fees must be paid not later than the 25th of this month.
6. only; justUsually written using kana alone, See also っ切り っきり, senses 6-8 are sometimes pronounced ぎり, esp. in old-fashioned speech
7. since; afterUsually written using kana alone, usu. in a negative sentence
8. remaining (in a particular state)Usually written using kana alone
Other forms
限り 【きり】限 【きり】
限: Irregular okurigana usage.


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