JLPT N3 Grammar (ta totan)

Meaning

as soon as; just as~

How to use

Verb (た form)とたん
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Learn Japanese grammar: (ta totan). Meaning: as soon as; just as~.

This expresses a feeling of unexpectedness or surprise after an event.


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Example #1

いえをでたとたん、あめがふってきた。
ie o deta totan, ame ga futte kita.
It started raining after I left my house.
Example #2

まどをあけたとたん、つよいかぜがはいってきた。
mado o aketa totan, tsuyoi kaze ga haittekita
As soon as I opened the window, a strong wind came in.
Example #3

りょこうからかえってきたとたん、かぜをひいてしまった。
ryokou kara kaette kita totan, kaze o hiite shimatta.
I caught a cold just after I got back from travelling.
Example #4

つかれていたので、ベッドにはいったとたん、ねってしまった。
tsukareteita node, beddo ni haitta totan, nette shimatta.
I was really tired and fell asleep right after getting in bed.
Example #5

なつはまどをあけたとたん、かがはいってくる。
natsu wa mado o aketa totan, ka ga haittekuru.
In summer, after opening the window mosquitoes will come inside.
Example #6

その二人は、であったとたんに、こいにおちたそうです。
sono futari wa, deatta totan ni, koi ni ochita sou desu.
Those two apparently fell in love after meeting each other.
Example #7

あのこはわたしのかおをみたとたん、なきだした。どうしたのだろう。
ano ko wa watashi no kao o mitatotan, nakidashita. doushita no darou.
That child started crying after seeing my face. I wonder what's wrong..
Example #8

ビールいっぽんをのんだとたん、かおがあかくなった。
biiru ippon o nonda totan, kao ga akaku natta
My face turned red after drinking only 1 beer.
Example #9

げきからカレーをたべたとたん、あせがでてきた。
gekikara karee o tabeta totan, ase ga dete kita.
I started sweating after eating the super spicy curry.
Example #10

そうじきのスイッチをいれたとたん、いえのでんきがすべてきえてしまった。ブレーカーがおちたのだ。
soujiki no suicchi o ireta totan, ie no denki ga subete kiete shimatta. bureekaa ga ochita no da.
When I turned on the switch for the vacuum cleaner, the power for the entire house suddenly went out. The circuit breaker tripped.

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