JLPT N2 Grammar (sou ieba)

Meaning

come to think of it…; now that you mention it…

How to use

そういえばphrase
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Learn Japanese grammar: 【そういえば】(sou ieba). Meaning: come to think of it…; now that you mention it….

Both the kanji and hiragana version may be used.


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Example #1

そういえば、こどものころ、りょうしんといっしょにここにきたことをおぼえている。
sou ieba, kodomo no koro, ryoushin to issho ni koko ni kita koto o oboete iru.
Come to think of it, I remember coming here together with my parents during my childhood.
Example #2

いいいえですね。そういえば、おにいさんはけんちくかさんでしたよね。
ii iedesu ne. sou ieba, oniisan wa kenchikka san deshita yo ne.
It’s a very nice house. Come to think of it, isn’t your big brother an architect?
Example #3

そういえば、きのうのテストはどうでしたか? よくできましたか?
sou ieba, kinou no tesuto wa dou deshita ka? yoku dekimashita ka?
Come to think of it, how was yesterday's test? Did you do well?
Example #4

あれ、あめ?そういえば、てんきじょうほうでごごからあめがふるっていってたね。
are, ame? sou ieba, tenki jouhou de gogo kara ame ga furutte itteta ne.
Is that rain? Come to think of it, the weather report said it would rain in the afternoon.
Example #5

うりばがこんでいるとおもったら、チョコレートか。ああ、そういえば、あしたはバレンタインデーだった。
uriba ga kondeiru to omottara, chokoreeto ka. aa, sou ieba, ashita wa barentaindee datta.
The shops are full of people who want to buy chocolate. Come to think about it, tomorrow is Valentine’s Day.
Example #6

こんど、おいしいスイーツをたべにいきたいですね。そういえば、あそこにあたらしいケーキやができていましたよ。
kondo, oishii suiitsu o tabe ni ikitai desu ne. sou ieba, asoko ni atarashii keekiya ga dekite imashita yo.
I'd like to go and eat some delicious sweets next time. Come to think of it, there's a new cake shop over there.
Example #7

きょうは、ちこくのひとがおおいですね。そういえば、じこでじゅうたいしているとラジオでいっていました。
kyou wa, chikoku no hito ga ooi desu ne. sou ieba, jiko de juutai shite iru to rajio de itte imashita.
There's a lot of people late today. Come to think of it, I heard on the radio that there was an accident and traffic was being delayed.

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