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N2 Lesson 10: 18/20

忽(たちま)ち
immediately, quickly, suddenly, in a moment/flash

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たちまち + Phrase
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  • [たちまち is used when something that someone has no control over happens in an instant; the event happens naturally]
  • [ただちに is more often used for someone performing an action at once/immediately]
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小(ちい)さな村(むら)では噂(うわさ)はたちまち広(ひろ)がるのは当然(とうぜん)だよ!
It's only natural that rumors spread quickly in small villages!
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うちの犬(いぬ)は郵便(ゆうびん)配達員(はいたついん)を見(み)るたちまちフェンスにそって走(はし)り始(はじ)めのだ。
My dog starts to run along the fence immediately when he sees a postman.
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有名(ゆうめい)本(ほん)は本棚(ほんだな)に並(なら)べたとたんに、たちまち売(う)り切(き)れた。
As soon as the bestseller books hit the shelves, they immediately sold out.
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