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Grammar detail: 次第(しだい)

次第(しだい) - as soon as ~, steadily
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しだい
次第
means
depending on ~; as soon as ~; thereupon ~; as ~
For example:
くうこう
空港
しだい
次第
でんわ
電話
します

I'll phone you as soon as I get to the airport.
たまご
ふくらみ
しだい
次第
めてください

As soon as the egg rises, turn the heat off.
きかい
機械
とど
いたら
ぶひん
部品
チェックしなくてはいけないので
とど
しだい
次第
れんらく
連絡
ください
Once the machine arrives, I need to check the parts, so please contact me as soon as it arrives.
次第 can be followed immediately by another phrase, as in the above example. It can also be joined to a subsequent phrase using に:
かのじょ
彼女
せいちょう
成長
する
つれて
しだい
次第
うつく
しく
なった
As she grew up, she became more and more beautiful.
Note that 次第に can also be used as a standalone expression to mean 'steadily'. For example:
しだい
次第
おお
いしゃ
医者
しんやく
新薬
つか
使
はじ
めた

More and more physicians have begun to use the new medicines.
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Kanji used in this grammar

ジ   シ   つぎ next   つ to come after   
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ダイ    number   
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クウ   から empty   あ to be empty   あける to empty, vacate   そら sky   
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コウ   みなと harbour, port   
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チャク   ジャク   つ to arrive   つける to attach   き to wear   きせる to make wear   
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デン    electricity   
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ワ   はな to talk   はなし talking   
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ラン   たまご egg   
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カ   fire   ひ    ほ-    
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シ   とめる to stop   とまる to stop   
キ    machine   はた loom   
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カイ    contraption   
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とど to arrive   とどける to notify, to deliver   
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ブ   part
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ヒン    elegance   しな goods   
レン   つれる to take, to lead   つらねる to line up   つらなる to extend   
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ラク   entangled   からまる to be entangled, to be entwined   から to get in a tangle with   からめる to entwine   
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ヒ   かれ he   
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ジョ   ニョ   ニョウ   woman; female   おんな woman   め woman   
セイ   ジョウ   な to become   な to perform, to accomplish   
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チョウ   なが long   
ビ   うつくしい beautiful   
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タ   おお many   
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イ    doctor   
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シャ   もの person, someone   
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シン   あたらしい    あら    にい- new   
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ヤク   くすり medicine   
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使
シ   つか to use   
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シ   はじめる to begin, to start (something)   はじまる to begin, to commence   
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