Grammar Info

N3 Lesson 8: 9/23

(たび)

Each time, Every time, Whenever

たびに is often pronounced as たんびに in casual conversation.

Structure

Verb[る]+ たびに
Noun + + たびに

Details

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About たびに

(たび)に is the adverbial form of the noun (たび), meaning 'time' (as in 'at the time of'). たびに is frequently paired with either verbs, or nouns, in order to show that something happens 'whenever (A)', or 'each time (A)'.
After nouns, the case marking particle の will be required before たびに.
  • タナカ(くん)()()たびに二日(ふつか)()いになる。
    Every time I go out to drink with Tanaka-kun, I get a hangover.
  • 牛乳(ぎゅうにゅう)()たびに(なか)(いた)くなる。
    Every time I drink milk, I get a stomach ache.
  • (わたし)(やす)みのたびにハワイ()きます。
    Whenever I have a holiday, I go to Hawaii.
  • (かれ)(あら)(もの)たびに(ゆび)()る。
    Every time he does the dishes, he cuts his finger.
Fun Fact
Like ごとに, たびに means 'every'. However, たびに is most often used to convey the nuance of するごとに 'every time doing'. Due to this, たびに will almost always be used to highlight some kind of action or event, rather than random amounts of time.
  • 仕事(しごと)(やす)たびに(あめ)()って予定(よてい)台無(だいな)しになる。
    Every time I take a day off, it rains and messes up my plans.
  • 2週間(しゅうかん)たびに実家(じっか)(かえ)る。
    Every two weeks, I go to my parents house.

Examples

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  • この映画(えいが)()たびに()いてしまう。

    Every time I watch this movie, I cry.

    • 旅行(りょこう)たびにいい(おも)()(つく)ろう。

      Let's make good memories each time we take a trip.

      • ()(もの)()たびに、いらないもの()っちゃう。

        Whenever I go shopping I buy things I don't need.

        • (なに)()こるたびに()()されて大変(たいへん)です。

          I am called in every time something happens, and it is driving me nuts.

          • 検査(けんさ)たびに(なに)病気(びょうき)()つかるのは(とし)のせいかな。

            Every time I get a medical check up, some kind of illness is discovered. I wonder if it has to do with my age.

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            たびに – Grammar Discussion

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            • s1212z

              s1212z

              Yeah, that makes sense now, thank you!

            • snowypine

              snowypine

              Sorry if this is the wrong place to post resources, but 日本語の森 has a video on this grammar point. I noticed it wasn’t listed as a reading.

            • mrnoone

              mrnoone

              Hey

              I have added the video to the reading section!

              Thanks for the suggestion!

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