Decoded Slug: Noun に Noun を重ねて (A ni B wo kasanete)

Japanese JLPT Grammar Point
Noun に Noun を重ねて (A ni B wo kasanete)

Noun に Noun を重ねて (A ni B wo kasanete)

Short explanation:

This expression is used to describe repeated actions or states, 'one after another' or 'pile up'.


Noun に Noun を重ねて


Kanojo wa shippai ni shippai wo kasanete, toutou kaisha wo yameta.
She piled up failures upon failures and finally quit the company.
Shigoto ni shigoto wo kasanete, kare wa tsukarehateta.
He piled up work upon work and was completely exhausted.
Kare wa shiken ni fugōkaku ni nari, shitsubō ni shitsubō wo kasanete ita.
He failed the exam and kept piling up his disappointments.
Kare wa mondai ni mondai wo kasanete, toutou taigaku ni natta.
He kept piling up problems upon problems until he was finally expelled.

Long explanation:

The structure Noun に Noun を重ねて is used to indicate the repetition of actions or states. In English, this could be translated as 'one after another' or 'pile up'. It's typically used to emphasize a great deal of continuation or accumulation of something.

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