次第 [しだい] (shidai)
Meaning: as soon as; depending on
Example: As soon as i get to India, I will call you.
JLPT Level: 2
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|次第: as soon as; if 〜, then immediately 〜.|
This grammar implies a planned sequence of actions. It does NOT imply a surprising result. As a result, this grammar cannot be used with the past tense.
Ｖ(ます form MINUS ます) + 次第
次第で(は) or 次第だ: depends on; is decided by; changes depending on.
Ｎ + 次第だ・次第で(は)
|This is a conjuction/noun which is used to express that an action indicated by a preceding verb or an action implemented by a preceding noun is a prerequisite for another action.|
As soon as I get to india, I will call you.
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|bamboo4||Sorry, I inadvertently deleted an example on this page. Can somebody put it back?|
|dc||use your superpowers wisely!|| |
|Leslie||I'm not an expert, but does the example given above reflect the definition "as soon as"?|| |
|dc|| thanks leslie - that was a mixup.|
〜次第 = as soon
〜次第で = depending on...
so I added a see also to shidaide and a better example
|bamboo4||Yea, the example given above does reflect "as soon as" too, depending upon what follows. E.G., その結果を聞き次第、ご連絡します would be "I will contact you as soon as I hear the result."|| |
|f.m.||「〜次第」「〜次第で」で分けるのではなくて、"Verb(stem)+次第=as soon as"、"Noun＋次第/次第で=depending on"と、その前に来る品詞で分けてはどうでしょうか。|| |
According to the facts and circumstances I cannot forgive you.
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