JLPT N3 Vocabulary


to meet (by chance); to come across; to run across; to encounter

JLPT N3 vocabulary list

Learn Japanese vocabulary: 【であう】(deau)


  • to meet (by chance);
  • to come across;
  • to run across;
  • to encounter;
  • to happen upon​

Type: Verb

Level: JLPT N3 Vocabulary

- Example Sentences

Each example sentence includes a Japanese furigana reading, the romaji reading, and the English translation.

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Example #1

kimi tachi wa doko de deai mashita ka?
Where did you guys meet?
Example #2

watashi wa asoko de ima no tsuma to deai mashita.
That's where I met my wife.
Example #3

kanojo to guuzen ni nagoya eki ni deatta.
I ran into her by coincidence at Nagoya station.
Example #4

watashi wa gaikokujin ni deau kikai ga sukunai.
I don't have many chances to meet foreigners.
Example #5

anata to deau taimingu ga ososugita.
The timing of me meeting you is too late.
Example #6

nihon no gakkou de eigo wo oshitete ita toki, otto ni deatta.
She met her husband while teaching English in Japan.

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