JLPT N2 Grammar (ka to omottara)


just when; no sooner than ~

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Verb (た form)かと思ったら
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Learn Japanese grammar: 【かとおもったら】(ka to omottara). Meaning: just when; no sooner than ~.

This may also be used as:

  • かと思うと (ka to omou to).
  • かと思えば (ka to omoeba).

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Example #1

sora ga kyuu ni kuraku natte kita ka to omou to, ame ga futte kita.
No sooner had the sky turned dark, when it started to rain.
Example #2

musume ga kaette kita ka to omou to, sugu ni ie o deteitta.
Just as my daughter returned home, she was out the door again.
Example #3

uchi no chikaku no kouen no hana ga saita ka to omottara, mou chitte shimatta.
No sooner than the flowers were starting to bloom at our nearby park, the pedals had fallen.
Example #4

musuko ga benkyou o hajimeta ka to omottara, ribingu de dorama o mite iru.
No sooner than my son had started studying, he was already in the living room watching TV.
Example #5

kare wa shokuji o hajimeta ka to omottara nete shimatta.
Just when he thought he would start eating he fell asleep.
Example #6

nichiyoubi nano ni, otousan wa isogashi sou da ne. sakki modotta ka to omou to, mata dekakete itta.
Even though it is Sunday, father seems very busy. No sooner than he returned a moment ago, he was already out the door again.
Example #7

sakki made waratteita ka to omottara, kyuu ni naki dashite shimatta.
I was laughing until just a moment ago when I suddenly started crying.
Example #8

kono jiki wa, harete ita ka to omou to, kyuu ni ame ga furidasu koto ga ooi kara, kasa o motte ita hou ga ii.
At this time of year it can be sunny and start raining before you know it, so you had best bring an umbrella with you.

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