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~まま

Usage:

Past Tense Form of Verb + まま
Negative Form of Verb + まま
i-Adj + まま
na-Adj + な + まま
Noun + の + まま


Meaning:

「~まま」is used to express that the status remains unchanged.

Examples:

そのままつづけて。
Keep going.

かれだまったままだった。
He remained silent.

しゅうかんあつままであった。
The weather stayed hot for two weeks.

彼女かのじょいっしょう独身どくしんままだった。
She remained single all her life.

てんはずっとわるままだった。
The weather stayed bad.

かれはテレビをつけたままてしまった。
He fell asleep with the TV on.

げんじょうわらないままです。
The current situation remains unchanged.

りょうあつまま冷蔵れいぞうれないでください。
Don’t put food in the refrigerator while it’s still hot.

めんくろままです。
The screen is still black.

ずっとがくせいままでいたいです。
I want to be a student forever.
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3 thoughts on “~まま

  1. I suppose you cannot replace it by 間に? And is it much different from っぱなし?

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    1. How I see it, まま is leaving something as it is, while っぱなし is really only used for when something is left on or in use. So you may replace まま with っぱなし in the first example, but not for any of the rest. 間に is distinct from these two in that it is used in conjunction with another phrase to express that the latter happened while the former was happening. Hope this helps.

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  2. so i-adj can use both “i-Adj + まま” and “i-Adj + な + まま”?
    can i use na-adj for “na-Adj + な + まま”?

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