JLPT N2 Grammar (ikinari)

Meaning

abruptly; suddenly; all of a sudden; without warning

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Learn Japanese grammar: 行き成り 【】 (ikinari). Meaning: abruptly; suddenly; all of a sudden; without warning.

This is often written in hiragana form.

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- Example Sentences

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Example #1

いきなりおとこのひとにみちをきかれた。
ikinari otoko no hito ni michi o kikareta.
A man suddenly asked me for directions.
Example #2

いきなりあなたにメールをおくってしまいもうしわけありません。
ikinari anata ni meeru o okutte shimai moushiwake arimasen.
I'm sorry for sending you an email suddenly.
Example #3

かれはかのじょのてからいきなりハンドバッグをとった。
kare wa kanojo no te kara ikinari hando baggu o totta.
He suddenly grabbed her purse from her hand.
Example #4

かのじょのきょうだいは、いきなりけっこんしきにあらわれた。
kanojo no kyoudai wa, ikinari kekkonshiki ni arawareta.
Her siblings showed up at the wedding out of the blue.
Example #5

きょうはかいしゃにくるときわたしのまえでタクシーがいきなりとまってびっくりした。
kyou wa kaisha ni kuru toki, watashi no mae de takushii ga ikinari tomatte bikkuri shita.
Today on my way to work, I was surprised by a taxi suddenly stopping right in front of me.
Example #6

いつもきびしいしゃちょうはいきなりわらいだした。
itsumo kibishii shachou wa ikinari waraidashita.
The always strict company president suddenly burst out laughing.
Example #7

かのじょはうしろからいきなりかれにだきついた。どうしてもはなれたくないといっていました。
kanojo wa ushiro kara ikinari kare ni daki tsuita. doushitemo hanareta kunai to itte imashita.
She suddenly hugged him from behind, saying she didn't want to leave no matter what.
Example #8

きのうはうちのちかくにさつじんじけんがおこした。ごしゅじんはいきなりナイフでおくさんをきりつけてきた。
kinou wa uchi no chikaku ni satsujin jiken ga okoshita. goshujin wa ikinari naifu de okusan o kiritsukete kita.
A murder occurred nearby us yesterday. The husband suddenly cut his wife with a knife.

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