よく使う表現とパターン - Vol.1

Enrich your expressions

For Upper Beginner and Intermediate learners

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


・・・しても、意味が ない

It's pointless to do it, It's meaningless[File 101a]



分かり次第 連絡します

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

・・・に よって 違います

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

パソコンが 動かない

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

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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]

・・・するのは これが 初めてです

This is the first time I have done ...[File 024c]

・・・するのは これが 初めてです

This is the first time I have done ...[File 024c]

・・・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]


not as [adjective] as I thought[File 032b]


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]

天気 次第

It depends on the weather, up to you[File 043b]

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]


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

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