Japanese かと思うと/かとおもったら grammar katoomouto/ katoomottara

Japanese かと思うと/かとおもったら grammar katoomouto/ katoomottara
Japanese かと思うと/かとおもったら grammar katoomouto/ katoomottara

Let’s learn Japanese かと思うと/かとおもったら grammar katoomouto/ katoomottara :

JLPT level : N2

Formation :


Meaning and how to use :

Expresses the meaning “was just..then..”. Describe two events happening almost at the same time.


Ane ha dekake ta ka to omou to kareshi ha o taku ni houmon ni ki mashi ta.
My sister has just gone out then her boyfriend came to visit.

Musuko ha ie ni kaetta ka to omottara sugu ni tomodachi to asobi ni iki mashi ta.
My son had just come home and went out to play with his friends.

Atarashii denwa o katta ka to omou to, sugu ni kowashi te shimatta.
I had just bought a new phone but it’s already broken.

Ano hito ha kimagure desu ne. Sakki ureshi sou ni natta ka to omottara, ima ha kanashiku naru.
That guy is moody right. Just now he seemed happy, but now he’s already sad.

Sakki sora ha mada akaruku natta ka to omou to ima ha kuraku natte ooame ga futte iru.
Tthe sky was still bright earlier but now it’s getting dark and looks like a heavy rain is coming.

+) This structure is not used for the speaker’s actions or behaviors.
+) Not used for verbs in volitional and imperative form.

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