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Decoded Slug: ~以来 (〜irai)

Japanese JLPT Grammar Point
~以来 (〜irai)

~以来 (〜irai)

Short explanation:

Indicates something happening 'since', 'ever since', or 'after' a particular time.


Verb-past + 以来, い-Adjective + 以来, Noun + 以来


Sotsugyou irai, kanojo ni atte inai.
I haven't seen her since we graduated.
Kodomo ga umarete irai, isogashiku natta.
I've been busy since my child was born.
Toukyou ni hikkoshite irai, tomodachi ga fueta.
I've made more friends since I moved to Tokyo.
Ano eiga wo mita irai, kanojo wa kowagari ni natta.
She has been scared ever since she saw that movie.

Long explanation:

The ~以来 grammar point is used to express a period of time that has continued uninterrupted since a certain point in the past. It can be translated as 'since', 'ever since', or 'after' in English. The formation differs depending on whether it is used with a verb, adjective or noun.

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