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Learn JLPT N1 Grammar: ふと (futo)

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Meaning: suddenly; accidentally; unexpectedly; unintentionally

Formation:

ふと + action

Example sentences:

寒気がこみあげたとき、ふと恐怖を覚えた。
samuke ga komiageta toki, futo kyoufu o oboeta.
As the chill rose through her flesh, she felt an unexpected apprehension.

彼は、ふとぎくりとして、我に返った。
kare wa, futo gikuri toshite, ware ni kaetta.
He roused himself with a slight start.

ふと気がつくと、Tシャツが体に張りついていた。
futo ki ga tsuku to, tishatsu ga karada ni haritsuite ita.
After a moment he became aware that his T-shirt was sticking to him.

わたしたちは、昨日ふと会話を交して、互いに興味を抱いたのです。
watashitachi wa, kinou futo kaiwa o kawashite, tagai ni kyoumi o idaita no desu.
We fell into casual conversation yesterday and both became interested.

僕はふと、彼女の声があまり乗り気ではないのに気づいた。
boku wa futo, kanojo no koe ga amari noriki dewanai no ni kizuita.
I couldn’t help noticing that she did not sound very enthusiastic.

彼女がふとこちらを見てわたしと目が合った。
kanojo ga futo kochira o mite watashi to me ga atta.
Then she looked over and saw me watching her.

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