JLPT N1 Grammar (ga hayai ka)

Meaning

no sooner than; as soon as ~

How to use

Verb (dictionary)が早いか
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Learn Japanese grammar: 【がはやいか】(ga hayai ka). Meaning: no sooner than; as soon as ~.

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Example #1

そのひとは、しんごのいろがかわるがはやいか、はしりだした。
sono hito wa, shingou no iro ga kawaru ga hayai ka, hashiri dashita.
That guy ran off as soon as the crosswalk light changed.
Example #2

うちのこはいつもがっこうからかえってきて、かばんをほうりだすがはやいか、あそびにいってしまう。
uchi no ko wa itsumo gakkou kara kaette kite, kaban o houridasu ga hayai ka, asobi ni itte shimau.
As soon as my child gets home from school, they immediately drop their bag and go off to play.
Example #3

りんせきのクラスメイトは、じゅぎょうのおわりのベルがなるがはやいか、きょうしつをでていった。
rinseki no kurasumeito wa, jugyou no owari no beru ga naru ga hayai ka, kyoushitsu o dete itta.
My classmate who sits next to me rushed out of the classroom the instant the bell rang.
Example #4

せんせいがじしんだとさけぶがはやいか、こどもたちはつくえのしたにもぐりこんだ。
sensei ga jishin da to sakebu ga hayai ka, kodomotachi wa tsukue no shita ni moguri konda.
The kids crawled under the table as soon as the teacher shouted “Earthquake.”
Example #5

けいさつにきがつくがはやいか、そのおとこはどこかへむかってはしりだした。
keisatsu ni ki ga tsuku ga hayai ka, sono otoko wa doko ka e mukatte hashiri dashita.
As soon as he noticed the police, the man started running off somewhere.
Example #6

デパートがかいてんするがはやいか、しゅふたちがとくばいじょうにおしよせた。
depaato ga kaiten suru ga hayai ka, shufu tachi ga tokubaijou ni oshiyoseta.
As soon as the new department store opened, all of the housewives rushed in for the bargain sales.
Example #7

でんしゃのドアをひらくがはやいか、じょうきゃくはわれさきにとのりこんだ。
densha no doa ga hiraku ga hayai ka, joukyaku wa waresaki ni to norikonda.
As soon as the train doors opened, passengers were competing to get on the train.

Vocabulary List

KanjiKanaEnglish
信号しんごうtraffic light
走り出すはしりだすto run
開店かいてんopen up shop
主婦しゅふhousewife
特売場とくばいじょうbargain sale
押し寄せるおしよせるto rush for; advance on; march for
隣席りんせきnext seat; seat next to

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