JLPT N2 Grammar (tewa~tewa)


repetitive situations/actions

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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

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

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

ame ga futte wa yande futte wa yande no hi ga tsuzuiteiru.
It keeps raining on and off every day.
Example #4

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

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

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

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

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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