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〜かと思えば

Usage 1:

Dictionary Form of Verb + かとおもえば

Past Tense Form of Verb + かとおもえば

Noun + かとおもえば

 

Meaning:

Used to express that something is beyond your expectation. You think it will be A, but it’s B instead.

 

Examples:

すずしくなったかとおもえば、またあつくなった。

I thought it would be cool, but it became hot again.

 

かれ彼女かのじょさそうかとおもえば、またあきらめた。

I thought he would ask her out, but he gave up again.

 

Usage 2:

Dictionary Form of Verb + かと思えば…もある/もいる

 

Meaning:

There are… and there are… too.

 

Examples:

ひゃくさいえてきるひとがいるかとおもえば、一歳いっさいになることもなく、このあかちゃんもいる。

There are people who can live for over 100 years, and there are babies who died without being one year old too.

 

一枚いちまいけないがあるかとおもえば、いっすうじゅうまいけるもある。

There are days that I can’t write even one page, and there are days I can write tens of pages at once too.

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