JLPT N1 Grammar (sobireru)


to miss a chance; to fail to do ~

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Verb (stem form) ますそびれる
sobireru そびれる jlpt n1 grammar meaning 文法 例文 japanese flashcards

Learn Japanese grammar: (sobireru). Meaning: to miss a chance; to fail to do ~.

Usually used with て form 「そびれて」 or past-tense 「そびれた」.

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Example #1

chikoku shite hikouki ni nori sobireta.
I was late and missed the plane.
Example #2

kesa wa isogashikute, choushoku o tabe sobirete shimatta.
I was so busy this morning that I missed breakfast.
Example #3

shitsumon shiyou to omotta kedo, kinchou de ii sobirete shimatta.
I was going to ask a question, but I was so nervous that I missed the opportunity to say it.
Example #4

basu ga kondete ori sobirete shimatta.
The bus was so crowded that I missed the opportunity to get off the bus.
Example #5

rajio de karera no ongaku ga kakattetan dakedo, bandomei o kiki sobirete shimatta.
Their music is playing on the radio, but I missed the chance to hear the band's name.
Example #6

かのじょにあやまるつもりだったが, いいそびれてしまった.
kanojo ni ayamaru tsumori datta ga, ii sobirete shimatta.
I was going to apologize to her, but I missed the chance.
Example #7

kaigi no toki ni, sekkaku tsukutta shiryou o watashi sobirete shimatta.
At the time of the meeting, I failed to hand out the materials I worked so hard to make.
Example #8

sekkaku kyouto ni itta no ni, isogashikatta node oishii ryouri o tabe sobirete shimatta.
Even though I went to Kyoto, I was so busy that I missed the chance to eat some delicious food.

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