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Let's learn common set phrases, idiomatic expressions, collocations, sentence patterns
which are frequently used in everyday speech



there is a possibility of / it's likely to[File 080a]


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分かり次第 連絡します (サンプル)

I'll let you know once I find it out[File 043a]

・・・に よって 違います (サンプル)

differ depending on, It depends on[File 045a]

パソコンが 動かない (サンプル)

My computer doesn't work.[File 056a]

できるだけ はやく/なるべく はやく

as soon as possible, as soon as one can[File 001a]


as ... as possible, as ... as one can[File 001b]

-と 同じ くらい(大きい)/-ほど -ない

A is as (large) as B / A is not as (large) as B[File 001c]

[verb]するのに 3時間 かかった

It took me three hours to do it[File 002a]

[verb]するのに 10,000円 かかった

It cost me 10,000 yen to do it[File 002b]

・・・に 行く 途中

on my way to[File 003a]

[something]を 楽しみに して います

I'm looking forward to[File 004a]

[verb]するのに 慣れます

I get used to doing[File 005a]

昔は よく・・・した

I used to do[File 005b]


[B] rather than [A][File 006a]


would rather [verb B] than [verb A][File 006b]

Bより Aの 方が いい

I prefer A to B[File 006c]

[A]と[B]の 間に ・・・

between [A] and [B][File 007a]


all day long, all year round[File 008a]


no matter how busy[File 009a]

Aも Bも

Both A and B[File 010a]


Both are[File 010b]

・・・で いっぱいです

be full of[File 011a]


be covered with, be full of[File 011b]

[material]で できて いる

be made of[File 012a]

[material]から つくられる

be made from[File 012b]

[A]の 代わりに

instead of [A][File 013a]

[A]は 十分 ある

I have enough [time, money, etc.] (to do)[File 014a]

[verb root]するのに、十分な[A]が ない

I don't have enough [time, money, etc.] to do[File 014b]


[amount] is enough[File 014c]

背が 高い

He is tall[File 015a]


except [A][File 016a]

[A]以外にも/[A]の 他にも

besides [A][File 016b]

10分で/あと 10分で

in 10 minutes[File 017a]


soon, before long[File 018a]


now, right now, immediately[File 018b]

[A]と 違い、[B]は

Unlike A, B is[File 019a]

[A]に 関係 なく、

Regardless of [A][File 020a]

[A]と したら、

Suppose [A],[File 021a]

必ず・・・して ください

Please do without fail, Make sure to do[File 022a]

[subject]は 必ず・・・する

always do / surely do[File 022b]

[A]だけ じゃなく、[B]も

not only A, but also B[File 023a]


not A, but B[File 023b]


First I do [A], and then I do [B][File 024a]


I did [A] for the first time[File 024b]

・・・する しか ない

I have no choice but to do[File 025a]

・・・しそうに なる

almost do, come close to doing[File 026a]

[A]は[B]の ものです

[A] belongs to [B] (B's property)[File 027a]

・・・の 隣に

next to[File 028a]

・・・の 前に/後ろに

in front of / in back of[File 028b]

・・・する ような 気が する

I feel like / I have a feeling that[File 029a]

わたしは[something]が 怖い

I'm scared of / I'm afraid of[File 030a]

3回 続けて

tree times in a row[File 031a]


more than I expected[File 032a]


It's been a while, Long time no see[File 033a]

・・・する ことが ある

it sometimes happens, it could happen[File 034a]


the more [A], the more [B][File 035a]

うまく いく

go well[File 036a]


important, serious matter[File 037a]

・・・すると すぐ/・・・した とたん

no sooner than, the moment I did[File 038a]


not easily, it takes time to do[File 039a]

送って 行きます

I'll give you a ride[File 040b]

迎えに 行きます

I'll pick you up at the airport[File 040a]

する しか ない

I have no choice but to do[File 041a]


while you're at it[File 042a]

わかり しだい れんらく します

I'll let you know once I find it out.[File 043a]

する たびに

Every time I do[File 044a]

・・・によって 違います

differ depending on, It depends on[File 045a]


as far as (I know) / as long as (we live)[File 046a]

・・・しない 限り

unless (it rains)[File 046b]


Most .... / Most of ....[File 047a]

人間で 言えば、・・・

in terms of human[File 048a]

大きく する、短く する、安く する

make something larger, shorter, cheaper[File 049a]

・・・に 強い

be good with, know a lot about / be resistant to, have a high tolerance[File 050a]

明日 晴れると いいですね

I hope it's sunny tomorrow[File 051a]


while it's hot / before it gets cold[File 052a]


you can do it freely[File 053a]


start doing, begin to do[File 054a]


start doing, begin to do[File 054b]

[A]するより、[B]した 方が いい

[doing B] is better than [doing A][File 055a]

パソコンが 動かない

My computer doesn't work.[File 056a]

こんなに 大きいとは 思わなかった

I didn't think it would be this big[File 057a]

[A]と 言えば

Speaking of [A], When it comes to [A][File 058a]


on time, on schedule, just as I expected[File 059a]


I cannot do any more, I cannot do any longer[File 060a]

見た目は いいけど/見た目は 悪いけど

it looks good, but ... / it doesn't look good, but ...[File 061a]

見た目より 若い

he is younger than he looks[File 061b]

[A]だと 思ったら、[B]だった

I just thought [A], but [B][File 062a]

日本人が[A]って 言ったら、[B]の ことです

If Japanese say [A], it means [B][File 063a]


how to use, how to make, how to read[File 064a]


It's not so cold, It's not that expensive[File 065a]

5分 おきに、10分 おきに

every 5 minutes, every 10 minutes[File 066a]

[A]が あっても、なくても

if I have [A] or not, no matter whether I have [A] or not[File 067a]

・・・するのは 当たり前

it is natural that ...[File 068a]

・・・が 多い

There are many ...[File 069a]

この薬は 効く

This medicine works / be effective[File 070a]


[B] called [A], [B] named [A], [B] that [A][File 071a]

・・・するのは 難しい

It is difficult to do[File 072a]

早ければ & 遅くても

at the earliest & at the latest[File 073a]

頭が いい

he is smart[File 074a]

し忘れた/するのを 忘れた

I forgot to do[File 075a]

宝くじが 当たる

win the lottery[File 076a]

予想は 当たる

I guess right / my guess is right[File 076b]

予想は 当たる

I guess right / my guess is right[File 076b]

的に 当たる

hit the target[File 076c]


2 times, 3 times as much as (double, triple)[File 077a]


on the way / on the way back[File 078a]


normally, usually[File 079a]

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