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Learn JLPT N2 Grammar: そういえば (sou ieba)

Learn Japanese Grammar JLPT N2 Flashcard

Meaning: come to think of it…; now that you mention it…

Formation:

そういえば + phrase

Example sentences:

そういえば、彼がどこに住んでいるのか聞いたことがない。
sou ieba, kare ga doko ni sunde iru no ka kiita koto ga nai.
Now that you mention it, I’ve never been told where he lives.

いい家ですね。そういえば、お兄さんは建築家さんでしたよね。
ii ie desu ne. sou ieba, oniisan wa kenchikuka san deshita yo ne.
It’s a very nice house. Come to think of it, isn’t your big brother an architect?

まてよ、そういえば、なんか以前に一回、そんなことを言ってた。
mate yo, sou ieba, nanka izen ni ikkai, sonna koto o itteta.
Hang on, I think I remember you saying something about it once.

売り場が混んでいると思ったら、チョコレートか。ああ、そういえば、明日はバレンタインデーだった。
uriba ga kondeiru to omottara, chokoreeto ka. aa, sou ieba, ashita wa barentaindee datta.
The shops are full of people who want to buy chocolate. Come to think about it, tomorrow is Valentine’s Day.

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