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Learn JLPT N2 Grammar: て以来 (te irai)

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Meaning: since

Formation:

Verb-てform + 以来
Noun + 以来

Example sentences:

卒業以来、彼は母校で先生として働いている。
sotsugyou irai, kare wa bokou de sensei toshite hataraite iru.
He’s been working at his alma mater as a teacher since he graduated.

彼とは5年前のクラス会で会って以来、一度も連絡を取っていない。
kare towa gonen mae no kurasukai de atte irai, ichido mo renraku o totte inai.
I haven’t been in touch with him since I met him at the class reunion 5 years ago.

結婚して以来、仕事と家事に追われる日々続いている。
kekkon shite irai, shigoto to kaji ni owareru hibi tsuzuite iru.
Ever since I got married I’ve been busy with my job and housework.


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中国に来て以来、中国に対する考え方が少しずつ変わってきた。
chuugoku ni kite irai, chuugoku ni taisuru kangaekata ga sukoshi zutsu kawatte kita.
Ever since I came to China, my thoughts about China’s changed little by little.

先週外食をして以来、おなかの調子が悪いんです。
senshuu gaishoku o shite irai, onaka no choushi ga waruin desu.
My stomach’s been rumbling since I ate out last week.

たしかに、彼はこの学校始まって以来、最高の秀才だったと言える。
tashika ni, kare wa kono gakkou hajimatte irai, saikou no shuusai datta to ieru.
Of course, he was probably the most brilliant student this school has ever seen.

彼女はダイヤモンドが偽物だと知って以来、はじめて興奮していた。
kanojo wa daiyamondo ga nisemono da to shitte irai, hajimete koufun shite ita.
For the first time since she had discovered that the diamond was a fake, she felt excited.


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