Grammar Info
N2 Lesson 8: 20/24

やら〜やら
whether or, things like, and … so on

Structure
A(1) + やら + B(1) + やら

(1) Verb[る]、Noun、[い]Adjective
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  • [Used to list non-exhaustive examples, means, reasons]
  • [Often has a nuance of the speaker being uncertain as to which ones to choose from within a larger group]
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うれしいやらはずかしいやらで、どんな顔(かお)をしていればいいのか、わからなかった。
I didn't know whether I should react with happiness or shyness.
[やら + で is used to state means]
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あの映画(えいが)は、戦闘(せんとう)シーンやら冒険(ぼうけん)シーン等(など)があるから、君(きみ)も見(み)てみたらいい
In that movie, there are many scenes of battles, adventures and so on, you should watch it.
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A:GPSを買(か)うか買(か)わないかわからん...でも、GPSがどうしてもほしい。
BどうせGPS買(か)いたいと思(おも)ってるなら 、最近(さいきん)の携帯(けいたい)電話(でんわ)カメラやらGPSやらついているからただのGPSよりスマホを買(か)ったらいい
A: I don't know whether to buy a GPS or not… But I want one so much.
B: If you want to buy a GPS anyway, modern mobile phones have cameras, GPS and so on. So, rather than buying an ordinary GPS, it's better to get a smartphone.
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