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〜つ〜つ
tsu~tsu
JLPT N1
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Meaning
Used to express passive and active actions happening at once.
push and be pushed. go and come back, chase and be chased
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Formation
Phrases
のしゃないでじょうきゃくはおしつおされつしている
in a rush-hour train, the passengers push and are pushed
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かれがとおりをいきつもどりつしているのがみえた
I saw him walking up and down the street.
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とおくにみえつかくれつするふじさん
Mt. Fuji appearing and disappearing in the distance
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かれとぼくとはもちつもたれつだ
He and I manage to get along (somehow) by supporting each other.
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しゃとはながねんのつきあいで、もちつもたれつのかんけいにある。
We have been working with A company for a long time, so we have a relationship based on give and take.
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よのなかはみな、もちつもたれつ、こまったときはおたがいさまですよ。
The whole world is give and take , when someone is in trouble we are all of equal status in this regard!
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ひさしぶりにきゅうゆうにあい、さしつさされつ、よるおそくまでかたりあった。
I met an old friend for the first time in a long time, and we stayed up late talking and pouring each other drinks
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かのじょはそのセーターをためつすがめつして、かおうかどうしようかとまよっている。
She scrutinised the sweater and was lost over whether or not to buy it.
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すうにんのおとこたちがくんずほぐれつのだいげんかをはじめた
Several men got into a wild scuffle.
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Discussion and comments
Ref # Kanzen Master Level 1 - p48 - no.47
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{VERB ますstem + つ} {VERB (passive?) ますstem + つ}
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Set Phrases

さしつさされつ
Exchanging sake cups

ためつすがめつ
Scrutiny, taking a good look

くんずほぐれつ
Locked in a grapple
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