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N1 Lesson 7: 6/17
に足りない にたりない to not be worthy, to not be enough, to not be sufficient, to lack に足らない is an older variant.
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Verb + に足りない
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  • [Used to express that something does not meet needs, is insufficient, or not worthy of something. Generally used in the set expression: 取るに足りない meaning “of little importance” or ”worthless”. It is also used with 恐れる and various words expressing trust.]
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他人(たにん)から見(み)たら取(と)るに足(た)りない小(ちい)さな貝(かい)にすぎないが、私(わたし)にとってはあの日(ひ)のお土産(みやげ)だ。
From another person's perspective, it is nothing but a worthless, small shell, yet for me, it is a souvenir of that day.
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