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The Japanese Page Word of The Day - Suddenly-Abruptly

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Word of the Day: June 21, 2018

いきなり

adverb


MEANING: suddenly; abruptly; all of a sudden; without warning

EXAMPLE SENTENCE:

小さな子供が道路にいきなり飛び出してきた。

ちいさなこどもがどうろにいきなりとびだした。
A small child suddenly jumped into the street.

VOCABULARY:

小さな 【ちいさな】 small
子供 【こども】 child
道路 【どうろ】 road; highway
飛び出して 【とびだして】 jumping out; leaping out
きた [adds the meaning “to do” or “come back and…”]


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