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Components

618 examples found

それつい
さいきん
最近
ことです
It happened quite recently.
ちち
ついさきほど
かけた

My father went out just now.
つい
ねむ
ってしまった

I couldn't help falling asleep.
つい
さいきん
最近
までそのこと
らなかった

I didn't know about that until quite recently.
りょうり
料理
おいしくてつい
ぎた

The food was so good that I ate too much.
ついうっかり
わないでおけば
いいこと
ってしまった

A foolish impulse made me say what I should have left unsaid.
ついうっかりしてバス
まちが
間違
えた

I wasn't being mindful and got on a wrong bus by mistake.
かれ
つい
せんげつ
先月
がいこく
外国
から
かえ
ってきた
ばかりです
He came back from abroad only last month.
ついそちら
あし
いてしまう

I often feel like just going over there.
あま
もの
つい
てしまう

I can't resist sweet things.
かれ
なったつい
さいきん
最近
こと
です
It was only recently that he got well.
この
あつ
まれば
よい
かれ
いてください

Ask him when to get together next.
ついさっき
ゆうだち
夕立
った

I was caught in a shower just now.
わたし
かれ
たず
ねた
つい
きのう
昨日
こと
It was only yesterday that I called on him.
メアリーつい
あま
なってしまう
I have always had a soft spot in my heart for Mary.
かれ
いつでもつい
どうじょう
同情
してしまう
です
I cannot help but sympathize with him any time I see him.
20
ぞう
はか
って
いている
つい
ない

Don't you find yourself reaching for things with '20% extra' written on them?
かれ
かいしゃ
会社
わたし
かいしゃ
会社
つい
はな
さき
ある
His office is very close to mine.
Search results include information from a variety of sources, including Kanshudo (kanji mnemonics, kanji readings, kanji components, vocab and name frequency data, grammar points), JMdict (vocabulary), Tatoeba (examples), Enamdict (names), KanjiVG (kanji animations and stroke order), and Joy o' Kanji (kanji and radical synopses). Translations provided by Google's Neural Machine Translation engine. For more information see credits.
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