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Learn JLPT N1 Grammar: てっきり (tekkiri)

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Meaning: surely; certainly; without a doubt

Formation:

てっきり + Verb-casual
てっきり + Noun

Example sentences:

あれ、まだ家にいたんですか。てっきりもう出かけたのだと思っていました。
are, mada ie ni itan desu ka. tekkiri mou dekaketa no da to omotte imashita.
Oh, you’re still home? I was certain you’ve gone out.

てっきり日本だけのものかと思っていたが、そうではないらしい。
tekkiri nihon dake no mono ka to omotte ita ga, sou dewa nai rashii.
I was certain that this is only available in Japan, it it seems that I was wrong.

これはてっきり乞食にちがいない。
kore wa tekkiri kojiki ni chigainai.
Decidedly, he is a beggar.

そのドレスはてっきり黒と青だと思ったのに!
sono doresu wa tekkiri kuro to ao da to omotta no ni.
I was certain that dress was black and blue.

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