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一方だ
ippouda
JLPT N2
Edit  dc
いっぽうだ
Meaning
increasing tendency
the number of people with mobile phones is increasing
Edit  dc
Formation
Phrases
けいたいでんわをつかうひとのかずはふえるいっぽうです
the number of people with mobile phones is increasing.
Edit  #206 dc
ほんやでえいごかんけいのほんをみつけると、つぎつぎにかっていますが、よまずにいるので、たまるいっぽうです。
I always buy the English-language books I come across at bookstores. But since I never read them, all they do is pile up.
Edit  #4583 Miki
ぶっかはあがるいっぽうだ。
Prices go on rising.
Edit  #4584 Miki
ちかごろこくさいこうりゅうがますますさかんになっている。がいこくぶんかのじょうほうがふえるいっぽうだが、それはじぶんのくにのことについてかんがえるきっかけにもなったいる
In recent times, cross-cultural exchange has been becoming more and more popular. Knowledge about foreign cultures is continuing to increase, but this also provides a chance to reflect on one's own country.
Edit  #7172 sureshnihon
アメリカにかえっていらい、にほんごがつかえないので、わすれるいっぽうでこまっている。
Since returning to America I have been unable to use Japanese so I am gradually forgetting it.
Edit  #7272 vraddict
かれのたいじゅうはふえるいっぽうだ。
His weight increases steadily.
Edit  #8188 karekano
Discussion and comments
This expresses the tendency for somethign to continue to increase in number, frequency, or prevelance.
vraddict
Appears at the end of a sentence (unlike the other "ippou"s). Often appears with naru/fueru/heru/agaru...or other verbs showing increases/decreases.
lucinda lohmanoota
It's a bit stronger than that I think. Implies it's "up all the way" "no sign of slowing / switching direction" etc.
Amatuka
is the usage always vb(る)+一方?
EvilKyra