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〜が早いか
gahayaika
JLPT N1
Edit  dc
〜がはやいか
Meaning
as soon as
As soon as the President arrived
〜するや否(いな)や。〜するとすぐに。
Edit  dc
Formation
Phrases
しゃちょうがかいぎしつにはいったがはやいか、さっそくかいぎがはじまった。
As soon as the company president entered the meeting room, the meeting started.
Edit  #4378 dc, Miki
そのりきしはまわしをとるがはやいか、あいてをなげとばした。
As soon as the sumo wrestler snared the front of the opponent's sash, he tumbled him onto the ground.
Edit  #5303 Miki
しんかんをしゅっぱんしたのですが、しゅっぱんするがはやいかはらをたてたひとからてがみがとどきはじめました。
We put a new book out, but the second it was published we started to get letters from angry people.
Edit  #6403 EvilKyra
ことによるとあのおんなは、わたしがたちうちをはじめるがはやいか、ひとのたすけでもよぶために、やぶをくぐってにげたかもしれない。
It's possible that as soon as I started the sword fight, that that woman ran slipped into the grove and ran to call for help.
Edit  #6672 nazonatte69
いうがはやいかやってしまった。
No sooner said than done.
Edit  #7022 abhijeet
ベルがなったがはやいか、せいとたちはきょうしつをとびだしていった。
As soon as the bell rang, the students left the classroom.
Edit  #7023 abhijeet
おとうとはばんごはんをたべおわるがはやいかしゅくだいをしはじめた。
As soon as my younger brother finishes dinner he starts his homework.
Edit  #7230 inukokoro
そのあさかれがキッチンにはいってくるがはやいか、かのじょはかれとささいなことでこうろんをはじめた。
As soon as he came into the room in the morning, she got into a shouting match with him over the most trivial thing.
Edit  #4743 miki
Discussion and comments
Basically the same as ‘ya inaya’ and ‘nari’ but ‘ga hayai ka’ indicates that the speaker was waiting for something to happen.
dc
[接続] : [動詞ー辞書形 / た形] + が早いが
abhijeet
This can mean "ほとんど同時に" and as said by DC, usually you are waiting for something. School bell, starters pistol at a race, announcement of the winner, etc.
blabby
やいなや meaning "almost as soon as" is normally used and the use of が早いか in the examples is kind of stroange.

We normally use it in such sentence as 聞くが早いか、あいつは飛び出していった。
bamboo4
ex. 4703での「キッチン」と書いてある件ですが、その代わりに、台所を変えて、英語の説明では「kitchen」を変えるのはどう思いますか?
nazonatte69