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Learn JLPT N1 Grammar: つ~つ (tsu~tsu)

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Meaning: indicates two contrasting actions

Formation:

Verb-ますstem + つ + Verb-ますstem + つ

Example sentences:

ゆっくり二人で、差しつ差されつ朝まで飲みましょう。
yukkuri futari de, sashitsu sasaretsu asa made nomimashou.
Let’s exchange sake cups and drink until morning.

冷えた体温を回復するために三、四十分間あちらこちら行きつ戻りつした後、子猫のように弱って書斎に移された。
hieta taion o kaifuku suru tame ni san, yonjuppun achira kochira ikitsu modoritsu shita ato, koneko no you ni yowatte shosai ni utsusareta.
After pacing back and forth thirty or forty minutes to restore the animal heat, I adjourned to my study, feeble as a kitten.

Learn JLPT N1 Grammar: ひとつ (hitotsu)
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