【N3】~とたん/~totan

Meaning/意味

just (now, at the moment), as soon as



How to make/作り方

Vた形 + とたん

This grammar is very similar to なり (nari), which uses the verb’s present tense instead.

example sentences/例文 (audio/音声付き)

ドアがあけたとたんにおならの匂いがした。
Doa wo aketa totan ni onara no nioi ga shita.
The moment I opened the door, I smelled smell of fart.

立ち上がったとたんに、目まいがした。
tachiagatta totan ni, memai ga shita
I became dizzy as soon as I stood up.

お酒を飲んだとたん、眠くなった。
osake o nonda totan, nemuku natta
I feel asleep the instant I start to drink alcohol.

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