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Grammar detail: 〜たり〜たりする

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たり (or だり) is a suffix added to verbs to turn them into a list of actions. It can also be used in the form だったり to turn nouns and adjectives into a list of attributes.
わたしたち
私達
さか
ったり
たりし
つづ
けた

We had to go up and down the slopes.
しんねん
新年
せいだい
盛大
べたり
んだり
するです
New Year is the time for a lot of eating and drinking.
きょう
今日
あめ
ったり
やんだりするだろうから
かさ
って
った
ほう
よい
It will rain on and off today, so you'd better take your umbrella.
Usually たり is added to successive verbs in the sentence. However, it can be used with a single verb to imply that the action is one of an (unlisted) set of actions.
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Kanji used in this grammar

シ   わたくし    わたし I, myself   
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タツ    arrive   
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ハン   さか slope   
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コウ   ギョウ   アン   ゆ    い to go   おこな to take place   
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ライ   く to come   きた to be forthcoming   きた to induce   
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ゾク   つづ to continue   つづける to carry on with   
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シン   あたらしい    あら    にい- new   
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ネン   とし year   
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セイ   ジョウ   さか popular; enthusiastic   さか prosper, flourish   も serve, heap up (food)   
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ダイ   タイ   おおきい big   おおいに very much   おお-    
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ショク   ジキ    food   たべる to eat   く to eat   
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イン   の to drink   
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コン   キン   いま now   
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ニチ   ジツ   sun; day   ひ    -か    
ウ   あめ    あま- rain   
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コウ   おりる to get off   おろす to drop off   ふ to fall (eg rain)   
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サン   かさ umbrella   
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ジ   も to hold, to have   
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ホウ   かた way, direction   
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