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N2 Lesson 1: 21/21

一応(いちおう) ①
just in case, just to be sure

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一応 + Phrase
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  • [Used to express that an action is taken in advance to prevent something unfavorable (however unlikely) from occurring・Precaution]
  • [Often used with ておく/とく, 前もって and the like]
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何(なに)かテストする前(まえ)の、従業員(じゅうぎょういん)の間(あいだ)での話(はなし):「(そんなことには気(き)にしないと思(おも)うが)一応(いちおう)伝(つた)えておきます。」
Before testing something, a conversation between employees: "(I don’t think they really care, but) Just in case, I will tell them in advance."
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ルームメイトの間(あいだ)での話(はなし):「facebook、アカウントは一応(いちおう)持(も)ってるけど、あまり使(つか)ってない。」
Chat between roommates: "I have a facebook account just in case, but I don’t use it much."
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友達(ともだち)間(あいだ)での話(はなし):「彼(かれ)は私服(しふく)でいいと言(い)っていたけど、一応(いちおう)スーツを着(き)ていた。」
Conversation between friends: "He said that plain clothes are okay, but just in case, he wore a suit."
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