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〜たとたん(に)

Usage:

Past Tense Form of Verb + とたん(に)

 

Meaning:

as soon as…

 

Examples:

がみたとたん、彼女かのじょしてしまった。

She started crying as soon as she saw the letter.

 

あつくなったとたんに、ビールのきがくなった。

The beer sales became better as soon as the weather became hot.

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2 thoughts on “〜たとたん(に)

  1. What’s the difference between  すぐに and ~ verb + 出す?

    手て紙がみを見みたとたん、彼女かのじょは泣なき出だしてしまった。
    She started crying as soon as she saw the letter.

    Why did the second clause came first before the first clause?

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      They are different.
      すぐに:soon.
      ~出す:begin to do something.

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