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Decoded Slug: A。さて B。(A. Sate B.)

Japanese JLPT Grammar Point
A。さて B。(A. Sate B.)

A。さて B。(A. Sate B.)

Short explanation:

Indicates a sudden change or shift in the topic or situation; 'now then', 'well', 'so'.


A + さて + B


Kyou no shigoto ga owatta. Sate, kore kara kaeru ka.
Today's work is done. Now then, shall we go home?
Hanashi ga chotto nagaku natta ne. Sate, motto Kimiko-san no koto wo oshiete kudasai.
The conversation got a bit lengthy. Well, please tell me more about Kimiko.
Eiga wo mite tanoshikatta. Sate, nani wo tabe ni ikou.
Watching the movie was fun. So, what shall we go eat?
Marason ga owatta! Sate, sukoshi yasunde kara shawaa wo abiyou.
The marathon is over! Now then, let's rest a bit and then take a shower.

Long explanation:

The さて grammar point is used to indicate a sudden change or shift in the topic or situation. It often expresses a sense of moving on to the next topic or action, acting as a connector between sentences. It can be loosely translated as 'now then', 'well', or 'so' in English.

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