て以来 [ていらい] (teirai)
Meaning: since; ever since; from here on
Example: Ever since graduation, I haven't met with any of my classmates.
JLPT Level: 2
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|「Ａて以来、Ｂ」: B should be a continuous action, current circumstances, or a habit.|
Ｖて + 以来
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|Snake||shouldn't that be 'has changed bit by bit', otherwise it would be 変わってきている...でしょう？|
|bamboo4||You are right!|
|S||Also something to note: The final sentence doesn't have to be in past tense. Ex: 卒業して以来、クラスメートに会ってない。 || |
|rubyhatchet||Not sure what you're getting at, S. 会っていない isn't past tense, and "haven't met" is present perfect tense. ?_?|| |
|drdave||Are you sure about the meaning of バラバラ in ex #6222 ?|
I have only ever heard it used to imply a slightly more negative meaning of "scattered, all over the place"... The dictionary even gives me "in pieces", which would turn that sentence's meaning upside down.
|tigert||Hey Dr Dave バラ is the word for rose。 the kanji after it is the kanji for いろ or color. the kanji that duplicates the first sound as in |
”いろいろ” is 々. 色々 or 時々 or 様々.
but バラバラ is a 擬音 or sound effect thats used to represent a word an action etc...
other good examples are.
どきどき ＝ 緊張する
むしむし ＝ hot and humid
チンする ＝ Eating a microwave dinner
ワワする ＝ 込んでいる or 煩いところ
さらさら ＝ rustling; murmuring; fluently
パンパン ＝ 腫れている､Swollen
ふわふわ ＝ I am not sure exactly what this means, but 変態な意味かも so be careful using it
フーア ＝ 急にとか､驚いたとか
I know there are more, but thats all I can think of now.
If you want to sound natural when speaking japanese. By all means learn the 擬音
|drdave||tigert... Oh my, I am so sorry. Indeed, I went over that way faster than I should have and I guess my mind got all confused between each kanji in: 色々... Hence my stupidly reading バラ々 instead of バラ色...|
Completely disregard my comment above. I promise I'll be less prompt to chirp in idiocies next time.
Regarding 擬音: I absolutely love them. So much so, in fact, that I did compile a small list once: http://unknowngenius.com/blog/archives/2005/07/27/pikapika-dorodoro-barabara-buriburi-punpun-wanwan/
|Dogbreathsan||For tirgert: ふわふわ is translated as 'fluffy', it's used in the title of one of the cuter K-On! anime songs, "Fuwafuwa Time". I've seen ふわ used in manga for a yawn, and ふわふわ for a very long yawn. But your point about 変態な意味かも is well taken.|| |
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