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兼ねて, かねて
combine with
combine work and play
は言うまでもなく, はいうまでもなく
goes without saying/not to mention
he speaks vulcan, not to mention geek.
just / even if
if you just take your vitamins
tend to
he tends to be late
seems (but is not); indeed
the bag indeed looks heavy, but its empty
in one's own way, one's own style
she has her own way of doing it
ごとき, ごとく, ごとし
Like, As if; resembelence, analogy, similarity
I want to fly like a bird.
や否や, やいなや
just as soon as
the baby cried as soon as it saw me
に即して, にそくして
in line with, in keeping with
in keeping with our customs
it seems, apparently, somehow
it seems he doesn't know
started but not finished
the half-drunk thing in the fridge
~に比べて, ~にくらべて
compared to
compared to past times...
being in/due to/suited to
due to the confusion
by; according to; due to; owing to; due to
we lost our father due to the war
に関わる, にかかわる
Brings about an effect on; relates to; a matter of
that will affect our reputation
Without really planning to, ~ A phrase indicating that the subject does s.t. without paying much attention or that when, where, to whom, etc. s.t. took place is unclear.
Without really planning to, I spent all day playing computer games.
に相当する, にそうとうする
this is equivalent to that
に至る, にいたる
leads to, all the way to, as far as
this thinking will lead us to glory
~は愚か・~は疎か, ~はおろか
let alone B; not to mention; of course A but also B;
He can't read hiragana let alone kanji.
Notwithstanding, even while, even though, as she was
child as she was
according to
according to the news
No need to
お金よりも健康が大切なことを言うまでもない It goes with out saying that health is more important than money
unless / impossible if it's not / only possible with/by/at/etc / very difficult by any other~,
service you can expect only at this shop / cannot be done by anyone but him / impossible unless one is a student
carelessly, without thinking
make a careless mistake
since (A) started, it has been continuously in the same state
Use old things as they were originally used.
Although it is said that, even though it is said, admitting that, that being said, however, nevertheless
Even admitting that Jane didn't have much time, I don't believe that she couldn't write a simple report like this
Used to express passive and active actions happening at once.
push and be pushed. go and come back, chase and be chased
in any case, anyway
anyway, you can't come
Just like
Just like the real thing.
て初めて, てはじめて
not until, only after
only after coming to japan
辛うじて, かろうじて
I barely made it to the train.
if not.. then noone
noone but him can do this
without (the thing "without" is s.t. that should naturally have been there)
You cannot enter university without the proper forms
above everything; more than before
More than winning the match, i think we can be proud that we really gave it our all
No matter what; Even if; No matter how
Even the company president has to obey the rules.
in sharp contrast with; compared to
The son, in stark contrast to his meticulous father, was slovenly.
もさることながら (も然る事乍ら)
is (such) but (____) is also
of course talent is important but practice cannot be neglected
Whatever; whoever, etc.
Whatever happened
果たして, はたして
really, as was expected
is it really true?
と言わんばかりに, といわんばかりに
as if to say
She winked at me, as if to say , I love you
assume, regard X as ~ , suppose
if we assume that n=1
の極み, のきわみ
the utmost ,ngu phap 1 kyuu
height of luxury
今ごろになって ~も, いまごろになって ~も
it's already too late
It's too late to say you're sorry!
cannot stand; cannot do; no value to
I can't stand listening to his karaoke
Thanks to (various things), (outcome)
My success is thanks to your support
ひとり~だけでなく, ひとり~のみならず
not only (A) but also (B)
The trend in declining birth rates is not just Japan, but is similarly seen in other countries too.
But...! / But If (you) had just... / But (I) could have...
But if you had just asked, I would have given it to you.
~尽くめ, ~ずくめ
Full of / A lot of
The meeting was full of good ideas.
まみれ (塗れ), まにれ
covered in st (名詞+に+まみれる); (名詞+まみれ)
covered in sauce: ソースまみれ、ソースにまみれる
さすが (流石)
as expected, after all
he won. After all, he is a fast runner
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