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Learn JLPT N2 Grammar: ていては (te ite wa)

Learn Japanese Grammar JLPT N2 Flashcard

Meaning: if one keeps doing something

Formation:

Verb-てform + いては

Example sentences:

毎日そんなに遅くまで残業をしていては体を壊しますよ。
mainichi sonna ni osoku made zangyou o shite itewa karada o kowashimasu yo.
If you keep working overtime every day like that, you’ll collapse.


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そんなにたくさん冷たいものを飲んでいては腹痛になりますよ。
sonna ni takusan tsumetai mono o nonde ite wa fukutsuu ni narimasu yo.
If you drink too much cold stuff like that, you’ll have a stomach ache.

こんなに物価が上昇していては、生活が苦しくなるばかりです。
konna ni bukka ga joushou shite ite wa, seikatsu ga kurushiku naru bakari desu.
If prices keep going up like this, our lives will only become harder.

そんな暗い部屋で本を読んでいては目が悪くなるから、電気をつけなさい。
sonna kurai heya de hon o yonde ite wa me ga waruku naru kara, denki o tsukenasai.
If you keep reading books in such a dark room, your eyesight will get worse. Turn the light on.

そんなに毎日甘いものばかり食べていては虫歯になりますよ。
sonna ni mainichi amai mono bakari tabete ite wa mushiba ni narimasu yo.
If you keep eating sweet stuff every day like that, you’ll have decayed teeth.


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