Learn JLPT N5 Grammar (itsumo)

Meaning

always; usually; habitually

How to use

Can be used mid-sentence and also to start a new sentence

Learn Japanese grammar: (itsumo). Meaning: always; usually; habitually.

  • (itsumo) is used to express:
    • something that always happens
    • something that usually happens
    • habitual behavior

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JLPT grammar いつも (itsumo)  - Learn Japanese

- Example Sentences

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Example #1

いつもげんきです。
itsumo genki desu.
I'm always doing well.
Example #2

いもうとはいつもねている。
imouto wa itsumo neteiru.
My younger sister is always sleeping.
Example #3

いつもよる10じにねます。
itsumo yoru juuji ni nemasu.
I always go to bed at 10 o'clock.
Example #4

ひるごはんはいつもなっとうをたべます。
hirugohan wa itsumo nattou wo tabemasu.
I always have natto (fermented soybeans) for lunch.
Example #5

しごとにいくまえにいつもジムにいきます。
shigoto ni iku mae ni itsumo jimu ni ikimasu.
I always go to the gym before going to work.
Example #6

いつもじてんしゃでがっこうにきますがっきょうはあるきました。
itsumo jitensha de gakkou ni kimasu ga kyou wa arukimashita.
I always go to school by bike, but today I walked.
Example #7

きょうはいつもとおなじいちにちだった。
kyou wa itsumo to onaji ichinichi datta.
Today was a normal day as always.
Example #8

きみといつもいっしょにいたい。
kimi to itsumo issho ni itai.
I want to be together with you always.

Vocabulary List

KanjiKanaEnglish
元気げんきenergetic; good
いもうとyounger sister
寝るねるto sleep
よるnight
昼ご飯ひるごはんlunch
納豆なっとうfermented soybeans
食べるたべるto eat
仕事しごとwork
行く前にいくまえにbefore going
自転車じてんしゃbicycle
学校がっこうschool
今日きょうtoday
歩くあるくto walk
同じおなじsame
きみyou
一緒にいっしょにtogether
居るいるto be (living)

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