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Learn JLPT N3 Grammar: たとたん (ta totan)

Learn Japanese Grammar JLPT N3 Flashcard

Meaning: just (now, at the moment), as soon as

Formation:

Verb-casual, past + とたん(に)

Example sentences:

お酒を飲んだとたん、顔が赤くなった。
osake o nonda totan, kao ga akaku natta.
As soon as I drunk the alcohol, my face turned red.

暑くなるとたん、クーラーの売れ行きはよくなった。
atsuku naru totan, kuuraa no ureyuki wa yoku natta.
When it got hotter, air conditioner’s sales increased.


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窓を開けたとたん、強い風が入ってきた。
mado o aketa totan, tsuyoi kaze ga haitte kita.
As soon as the window was opened, the wind got in.

彼女を見たとたん、他の心配事はすべて心から飛び去った。
kanojo o mita totan, hoka no shinpaigoto wa subete kokoro kara tobisatta.
The moment he saw her, all his other worries faded away.

出発したとたんに囲まれたんだ。
shuppatsu shita totan ni, kakomaretan da.
We were ambushed the moment we departed.

彼は家を出たとたんに、警察に捕まえられた。
kare wa ie o deta totan ni, keisatsu ni tsukamaerareta.
As soon as he left the house, he was caught by the police.

立ち上がったとたんに、目まいがした。
tachiagatta totan ni, memai ga shita.
I felt dizzy as soon as I stood up.

角を曲がったとたん、後ろから急ぎ足でやってくる音が聞こえた。
kado o magatta totan, ushiro kara isogi ashi de yattekuru oto ga kikoeta.
As soon as he turned at the corner, he could hear the sound of footsteps from behind.


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