Verb + だに
About Verb + だに
だに will appear directly following verbs in their dictionary form.
あんな地獄みたいな職場にまた明日も行かないとって考えるだに気が重くなる。Even just the thought of having to go back to that hellish workplace again tomorrow makes me feel depressed.
- 彼のことを思い出すだに、悲しくなります。Just remembering about him makes me sad.
- 部長からもらった仕事の量を見るだに、やる気が失せる。I lose all motivation by just looking at the amount of work my boss gave me.
As (A) presents a 'minimum', it will often be a word which expresses something that depicts the difference between reality and fantasy. For example, if (A) was 想像するだに 'even in my imagination'. The 'minimum' is the imagination, for which the opposite end of the spectrum would be 'in reality'.
Article: 'For a human being, just thinking about eating ticks is repulsive.'
Novel: 'It is said that Cthulhu is a monster so awfully scary that one goes mad just by seeing it.'
Article: 'Just recalling that movie scene breaks my heart.'
Novel: 'Just hearing a conversation about that accident makes my old wound throb with pain.'
Article: 'Just imagining the temperature at the center of the sun is terrifying.'
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