第322課: The Particle しき

The particle しき greatly resembles だけ, but it is no longer used a lot and is very limited in usage. 

The Adverbial Particle しき

     しき is seen after これ, それ,  and あれ to express that something is "only about...much". The particle しき derives from 式 meaning "style". しき is synonymous to the pattern たかが…くらい. 

1. これしきだ。
    It's just this much.

2. これしきの問題で弱音を吐くな。
    Don't whine about such an insignificant problem.

3. たかがそれくらいのもんだから、心配するな。
    Don't worry cause it's only just that much.

4. ほんのあれしきのことで驚いてはいけぬぞ。
    You mustn't be astonished at such a mere thing as that.

Orthography Note: You may write しき in 当て字 as 式.