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Decoded Slug: A につけ B につけ (A ni tsuke B ni tsuke)

Japanese JLPT Grammar Point
A につけ B につけ (A ni tsuke B ni tsuke)

A につけ B につけ (A ni tsuke B ni tsuke)

Short explanation:

Used to express 'whether... or...', 'both... and...', 'in either case'.


Phrase A + につけ、Phrase B + につけ


Kare ni wa warau ni tsuke naku ni tsuke, totemo miryokuteki na hito da.
He is very attractive whether he is laughing or crying.
Kodomo no koro ni tsuke otona ni natte kara mo, kare wa ongaku ga suki da.
He likes music, both when he was a child and after he became an adult.
Nitchuu ni tsuke yakan ni tsuke, kono keishiki wa utsukushii.
This view is beautiful whether it's during the day or at night.
Yorokobi ni tsuke kanashimi ni tsuke, kanojo wa itsumo watashi o sasaete kureru.
Whether in joy or sorrow, she always supports me.

Long explanation:

The ~AにつけBにつけ grammar point is used to express that a certain state or action applies both in case A and case B. It can be translated as 'whether... or...', 'both... and...', 'in either case' in English. It is often used with a pair of contrasting statements.

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