Learn JLPT N3 Grammar (ippou da)

Meaning

more and more, continue to

How to use

Verb (dictionary form)一方だ

Learn Japanese grammar: 【いっぽうだ】(ippou da). Meaning: more and more, continue to.

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Example #1

さいきん、このまちのじんこうはへるいっぽうだ。
saikin, kono machi no jinkou wa heru ippou da.
This town's population has been decreasing lately.
Example #2

にほんにくるがいこくじんのかずはふえるいっぽうだ。
Nihon ni kuru gaikokujin no kazu wa fueru ippou da.
The number of foreigners coming to Japan continues to increase.
Example #3

こうつうじこはふえるいっぽうだ。
koutsuu jiko wa fueru ippou da.
Traffic accidents have been on the rise.
Example #4

わたしはぜんぜんべんきょうしていないので、せいせきはさがるいっぽうだ。
watashi wa zenzen benkyou shite inai node, seiseki wa sagaru ippou da.
I never study and so my grades just keep dropping.
Example #5

にほんのじんこうはこのままだとげんしょうするいっぽうだとおもいます。
Nihon no jinkou wa kono mama da to genshou suru ippou da to omoimasu.
With Japan's population situation as it is, I think it will just continue to decline.
Example #6

こうこくをだしているのに、おきゃくさんはへるいっぽうだ。
Koukoku wo dashite iru no ni, o kyaku san wa heru ippou da.
Despite advertising, the number of customers is decreasing.
Example #7

ぞうぜいにより、せいかつはくるしくなるいっぽうだ。
Zouzei ni yori, seikatsu wa kurushiku naru ippou da.
Tax increases are making life harder.
Example #8

ちきゅうかんきょうは、ねんねんわるくなるいっぽうだ。
chikyuu kankyou wa, nennen warukunaru ippou da.
The global environment is getting worse year after year.

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