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Grammar detail: 普段, 普通, 日頃

普段, 普通, 日頃 - usually, normally
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There are various ways to express the concept of 'normal' in the sense of 'routine', or 'doing something routinely'.
The most common is
ふつう
普通
, which can appear on its own, or combined with は, に, で or の as needed.
わたし
ふつう
普通
ゆうしょく
夕食
まえ
テレビ

I usually watch television before supper.
ふつう
普通
そこ
ちゅうしょく
昼食
べます

I generally have lunch there.
ふつう
普通
いいです
Would you like your usual?
ふつう
普通
ちのう
知能
あればそれわかるはず
A person with average intelligence would understand that.
Almost as common is
ふだん
普段
, which usually appears alone, but occasionally with は.
かのじょ
彼女
ふだん
普段
はやお
早起

In general, she is an early riser.
ふだん
普段
ゆうじん
友人
むすこ
息子
べんきょう
勉強
てくれます

My friend usually helps my son with his studies.
Uncommonly, you may see 普段から - the から does not change the meaning. The から, which typically means 'from', adds a slight sense of permanence or longevity ('He has always tried to ..')
なかやま
中山
さん
ふだん
普段
からよく
うんどう
運動
するようにしています
Mr Nakayama tries to exercise regularly.
Other expressions you may encounter include
つね
(usually with に),
ひごろ
日頃
から,
つねひごろ
常日頃
から and more.
いがく
医学
つね
しんぽ
進歩
している

Medical science is always on the march.
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Kanji used in this grammar

フ    universal, generally   
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ツ   ツウ   とお to pass through   とお to let pass   かよ to commute   
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ダン    grade, step, stairs   
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ジョウ   つね usual, normal   とこ- endless, unchanging   
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ニチ   ジツ   sun; day   ひ    -か    
ころ time   
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シ   わたくし    わたし I, myself   
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セキ   ゆう night   
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ショク   ジキ    food   たべる to eat   く to eat   
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ゼン   まえ before   
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ケン   み to see   みえる to be seen; to appear   みせる to show   
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チュウ   ひる noon, daytime   
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チ   し to know   
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ノウ    ability   
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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   
ソウ   サッ   early; fast   はや early   はやまる be hasty   はやめる to expedite, to hasten   
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キ   おきる to wake up, to get up   おこる to happen   おこす to rouse   
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ユウ   とも friend   
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ジン   ニン   ひと man   
ソク   いき breath   
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シ   ス   こ child   
ベン    exertion   
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キョウ   ゴウ   つよ strong   つよまる to get stronger   つよめる to strengthen   しいる to compel, to force   
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チュウ   ジュウ   なか middle   
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サン   やま mountain   
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ウン   carry; luck   はこ to carry   
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ドウ   うご to move, to stir   うごかす to shift, to move   
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イ    doctor   
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ガク   まな to learn   
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シン   すす to advance   すすめる to promote, push   
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ホ   フ   ブ   ある    あゆ to walk   
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