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Not very A; doesn't do A very much (only a little)
Shows a very small degree/amount of a noun, adjective, or action.
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この おんがく あまり       
I don't really like this music.
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この ラーメン  あまり おいしくない    
This ramen isn't very delicious..
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  あまり    しません  
I don't really eat out.
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この     あまり    よく ないです   
The reputation on this product is not very good.

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あまり
AVerb: ない form
Basic Examples:
あまりきたくない (don't really want to go)

あまり
Aい-adjective
-い
くない/ありません
Basic Examples:
あまりくない (not very expensive)

あまり
Aな-adjective
じゃない/ではない
Basic Examples:
あまりじゃない (not very skillful)

あまり
ANoun
じゃない/ではない/がない
Basic Examples:
あまりがない (not much taste)

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User notes
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あまり and ぜんぜん are almost interchangeable, where ぜんぜん carries more of the nuance of "not at all."
11 years ago
avatar looh - Level 5
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As an addendum to the above note, あんまり is only used in spoken Japanese, never written.
11 years ago
avatar 宮本勝利 - Level 1
9

あんまり is also a perfectly usable substitute. However, it tends to be more common in spoken Japanese.
12 years ago
avatar fareastfurfaro (Grammar mod.) - Level 1

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はあまりくない
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7 years ago



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