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~(か)と思いきや

Usage:

①Noun + だ + (か)とおもいきや
②Verb(Dictionary Form, Past Tense Form) + (か)とおもいきや
③Te Form of Verb + いる + (か)とおもいきや
④i-Adj + (か)とおもいきや
⑤na-Adj+ (か)とおもいきや


Meaning:

「~(か)と思いきや」is used to express that what I thought is different from the truth, which surprised me.

Examples:

たからくじにたったかとおもいきや、番号ばんごうちがえてしまった。
I thought I won the lottery, but I had read the number wrong.
 
やっとけんおわわってやすめるかとおもいきや、宿しゅくだいをたくさんされました。
I finished my exam and thought I could finally relax, but then got assigned a bunch of homework.
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