JLPT N1 Grammar (soba kara)

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Verbる
Verbた
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そばから

Learn Japanese grammar: (soba kara). Meaning: as soon as.

This grammar point is often used to express repetitive patterns. Ex) [A] always happens every time I [B]..

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Example #1

教えてもすぐに
haha wa, sumaatofon no tsukaikata wo oshietemo, oshieru soba kara wasurete shimaimasu.
Even if I each my mother how to use a smartphone, she forgets right after I teach her..
Example #2

聞いてもそのあとすぐに
namae wo kiita sobakara wasurete shimau.
I forget names almost instantly after I hear them.
Example #3

片付けてもそのあとすぐに
uchi no ko wa, katazdzuketeiru soba kara heya wo chirakashite shimau.
Our child messes up the room as soon as we finish cleaning it.
Example #4

並んでもそのあとすぐに
kono shouhin wa, naraberu soba kara tobu you ni ureteitta.
This product flies off the shelves as soon as it is stocked.

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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