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いつのまにか Before you Know it

いつのまにか

before you know it


The word:

Closer look at the kanji:

B = Beginner | I = Intermediate | A = Advanced

いつのまにか
itsu no ma ni ka
before you know it

いつ itsu when [kanji is not used but... - 何時]
ma time



何時 nan ji - What time is it? (same kanji as itsu) [B]
一時間 ichi ji kan - one hour [B]


SUGGESTED USAGE:

ゆすけくんは英語の勉強しようと思ったが、いつのまにか眠ってしまった。
yusuke kun wa eigo no benkyou shiyou to omotta ga, itsunomanika nemutte shimatta.

Yusuke thought to study some English, but before he knew it, he fell asleep.

ABOUT SUGGESTED USAGE:

ゆすけくん yusuke kun - Yusuke a common boy's name; kun name title used with boys
英語 eigo - the English language
勉強 ben kyou - study
しようと思った shou to omotta - thought to do..., intended to do...
眠ってしまった nemutte shimatta - (unfortunately) fell asleep


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