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Decoded Slug: ~っぱなし (〜ppanashi)

Japanese JLPT Grammar Point
~っぱなし (〜ppanashi)

~っぱなし (〜ppanashi)

Short explanation:

Express a continuous action or state; 'leave as is', 'non-stop', 'the whole time'.


Verb-ます stem + っぱなし


Mado wo akeppanashi ni shite, heya ga samuku natte shimatta.
I left the window open, and the room became cold.
Kare wa ongaku wo kiku no ga suki de, itsumo iyahon wo tsukeppanashi desu.
He likes listening to music, so he always has his earphones on.
Kodomo ga omocha wo yuka ni oita mama de, katazukenai deppanashi datta.
The child just left the toys on the floor without cleaning them up.
Sakuya wa isogashikatta node, terebi wo tsukeppanashi ni shite nete shimatta.
Last night was busy, so I left the TV on and went to sleep.

Long explanation:

The ~っぱなし grammar point is used to express a continuous action or state, often in a way that implies the action has been happening for a prolonged period without stopping, or something has been left unchanged. The formation differs depending on whether it is used with a verb.

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