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Grammar detail: verb past + とたん

verb past + とたん  as soon as
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verb past form
+
とたん
means
as soon as ~
かのじょ
彼女
ひとりきりになったその
てがみ
手紙
あけた
The moment she was alone, she opened the letter.
まど
けた
つめ
たい
かぜ
はい
ってきて
からだ
すぐに
えてしまった

As soon as I opened the window, a cold breeze came in and a cold chill soon ran through my body.
はは
そふ
祖父
やくそく
約束
やぶ
った
そふ
祖父
げんき
元気
なくなった
As soon as my mum broke her promise with my grandfather, he lost his cheerfulness.
とたん can be written with kanji as 途端, but this is increasingly uncommon.
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Kanji used in this grammar

ト   road
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タン   edge   は    はし    はた    
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