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Learn JLPT N5 Vocabulary: 初めて (hajimete)

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Kana: はじめて
Kanji: 初めて
Romaji: hajimete

Type: adverb; adj-no

Meaning: for the first time

Example sentences:

日本へ行くのは初めてです。
nihon e iku no wa hajimete desu.
It’s my first time in Japan.

思い切って告白しようと初めて彼女の家へ電話した。
omoikitte kokuhaku shiyou to hajimete kanojo no ie e denwa shita.
I decided to call her for the first time and ask her out.

Learn JLPT N5 Vocabulary: 初めて (hajimete)

姉が誰かとあんなふうに言い争うのを初めて見た。
ane ga dareka to anna fuu ni iiarasou no o hajimete mita.
I’ve never seen my brother row with anyone like that.

わたしが彼女と初めて会ったのは6年前のこと。
watashi ga kanojo to hajimete atta nowa rokunen mae no koto.
It was 6 years ago when I first met her.

中間テスト中に爆睡してるやつなんてはじめて見たぞ。
chuukan tesuto chuu ni bakusui shiteru yatsu nante hajimete mita zo.
That’s the first time I’ve seen someone fall asleep during a mid-term test.

彼の声が初めて怯えていた。
kare no koe ga hajimete obiete ita.
For the first time there was fear in his voice.

Meaning in other languages:

Chinese: 首次 (shǒucì)
Korean: 처음으로 (cheoeum-eulo)

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