N1 Lesson 15: 17/17
そばから そばから as soon as, right after, even if … still
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Verb[る]+ そばから + Phrase
Verb[た]+ そばから + Phrase
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  • そばから (B) is a slightly old fashioned phrase used when no matter what someone does, (B) happens as soon as (A) - often on a routine basis. Speaker usually has a negative attitude towards (B), which often ends with てしまう.
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メリーさん「夢(ゆめ)覚(おぼ)えている?」
ゆめじさん「夢(ゆめ)なんて起(お)きそばから忘(わす)れしまうものだけど、夜(や)中(ちゅう)に起きてまた眠(ねむ)思(おも)い出(だ)。」
Merry: "Do you remember your dreams?"
Yumeji: "Dreams are something I forget as soon as I wake up, but if I wake up in the middle of the night and go back to sleep then I remember."
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