JLPT N2 Grammar (tewa~tewa)

Meaning

repetitive situations/actions

How to use

V1てはV2V1ては V2
V2ますV2ます
tewa~tewa ては ~ては jlpt n2 grammar meaning 文法 例文 japanese flashcards

Learn Japanese grammar: (tewa~tewa). Meaning: repetitive situations/actions.

This is based off of the lesson for See separate lesson for and is very similar in meaning/usage to .

Usage notes:

  • Both the order of Verb 1 and Verb 2 can be interchanged.
  • The second repetition of Verbs 1 & 2 may be omitted.

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Example #1

たってはすわり、すわってはたち、きぶんがおちつかない。
tatte wa suwari, suwatte wa tachi, kibun ga ochitsukanai.
I keep standing and sitting down again, and can't seem to settle down.
Example #2

たべてはねて、ねてはたべのせいかつはかならずふとる。
tabete wa nete, nete wa tabe no seikatsu wa kanarazu futoru.
If you do nothing but sleep and eat, you will definitely gain weight.
Example #3

あめがふってはやんでふってはやんでのひがつづいている。
ame ga futte wa yande futte wa yande no hi ga tsuzuiteiru.
It keeps raining on and off every day.
Example #4

まなんだことをおぼえてはわすれ、おぼえてはわすれをくりかえしている。
mananda koto o oboe tewa wasure, oboe tewa wasure o kurikaeshite iru.
I keep repeating the cycle of memorizing and forgetting what I've studied.
Example #5

けっこんしてはりこんして、りこんしてはけっこんしているかれはしんようできない。
kekkon shi tewa rikon shite, rikon shi tewa kekkon shite iru kare wa shinyou dekinai.
He keeps getting married and divorced, so I don't trust him.
Example #6

ひさしぶりにやまのぼりをした。あるいてはやすみ、していたので、ちょうじょうまでたどりつくのはずいぶんながいじかんかかってしまった。
hisashiburi ni yamanobori o shita. arui tewa yasumi, shiteita node, choujou made tadoritsuku no wa zuibun nagai jikan kakatte shimatta.
It had been a while since I climbed a mountain. I kept resting after only walking for a bit and it ended up taking a long time before I reached the peak.
Example #7

たべてはねて、たべてはねてというせいかつをつづけていたら、この1ヵげつのなつやすみで5キロもふとってしまった。
tabe tewa nete, tabe tewa nete to iu seikatsu o tsuzukete itara, kono ikkagetsu no natsu yasumi de go kiro mo futotte shimatta.
I've just been eating and sleeping all month during Summer break and I've gained 5 kilograms.

Vocabulary List

KanjiKanaEnglish
結婚けっこんmarriage
離婚りこんdivorce
信用しんようtrust
生活せいかつlifestyle
繰り返すくりかえすto repeat
頂上ちょうじょうpeak; summit
たどり着くたどりつくto arrive at (after struggling)

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