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N1 Lesson 9: 8/20

ずくめ
Completely, Entirely, All in, Nothing but, A real streak of, Without exception, Jet

づくめ is an older, pre-reform variant. ずくめ should be used instead., There is another suffix that uses づくし, meaning “all sorts/kinds of (A)”

Structure
Noun + ずくめ
Noun (A) + ずくめ + + Noun (B)
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  • ずくめ is a noun suffix meaning “completely” (A)/“nothing but” event (A) happens/exists. It is generally used with a limited number of expressions like: 黒 (“completely black”, "jet black", or “black from head to toe". It is infrequently used with other colors)、結構、いいこと、規則、記録、幸せ、異例、宝石. This expression can be used in both positive and negative contexts.
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新聞(しんぶん)の見出(みだ)し》6月(ろくがつ)猛暑(もうしょ)記録(きろく)ずくめ
Newspaper headline: June - A Heatwave full of Temperature Records
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規制(きせい)は必要(ひつよう)あるが規則(きそく)ずくめで窒息(ちっそく)しそうな社会(しゃかい)は強圧的(きょうあつてき)ではないだろうか。
Regulations are needed, but isn’t a society that is about to suffocate with nothing but restrictions overbearing?
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2020年(ねん)は異例(いれい)ずくめ大変(たいへん)年(とし)でしたが何(なん)とか乗(のき)り切()りました。
2020 was a very challenging year full of irregularities, but we somehow got through it.
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