JLPT N1 Grammar (soba kara)

Meaning

as soon as; right after​ ~

How to use

Verb (dictionary form)
Verb (た form)
そばから
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Learn Japanese grammar: (soba kara). Meaning: as soon as; right after​ ~.

This is often used in negative situations to express the speakers dissatisfaction with repetitive actions.

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Example #1

なまえをきいたそばからわすれてしまう。
namae o kiita sobakara wasurete shimau.
I forget names almost instantly after I hear them.
Example #2

たなかさん、ちゅういしたそばからまちがえてるよ。
tanaka san, chuui shita soba kara machigaeteru yo.
Tanaka makes the mistakes right after I warn him.
Example #3

おきゅうりょうはもらったそばから、なくなっていく。どこにきえるんだろう...
okyuuryou wa moratta soba kara, naku natte iku. doko ni kieru n darou...
As soon as I receive my salary, it all disappears. I wonder where it all goes...?
Example #4

かのじょは「きょうからダイエットする」といったそばから、カフェでアイスをたべていた。
kanojo wa 'kyou kara daietto suru' to itta soba kara, aisu o tabeteita.
Right after she said "I'm going on a diet from today", she was eating ice cream at a cafe.
Example #5

うちのこは、かたづけているそばからへやをちらかしてしまう。
uchi no ko wa, katazdzuketeiru soba kara heya o chirakashite shimau.
Our child messes up the room as soon as we finish cleaning it.
Example #6

おそわったそばからわすれないようにちゃんとメモをとろう。
osowatta soba kara wasurenai you ni chanto memo o torou.
Make sure to take some notes so you don't forget what you learn right after I teach you.
Example #7

このしょうひんは、はらべるそばからとぶようにうれていった。
kono shouhin wa, naraberu soba kara tobu you ni ureteitta.
This product flies off the shelves as soon as it is stocked.
Example #8

ははは、スマートフォンのつかいかたをおしえても、おしえるそばからわすれてしまいます。
haha wa, sumaatofon no tsukaikata o oshietemo, oshieru soba kara wasurete shimaimasu.
Even if I each my mother how to use a smartphone, she forgets right after I teach her..

Vocabulary List

KanjiKanaEnglish
片付けるかたづけるto clean; tidy up
散らかすちらかすto make messy
商品しょうひんproduct
並べるならべるto line up
飛ぶとぶto fly

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