ちゃんと・きちんと - Grammar Discussion

proper・properly
neatly・orderly
sufficiently
decent・decently

Structure

  • ちゃんと / きちんと + Phrase
  • ちゃんと / きちんと + した + Noun
  • ちゃんと / きちんと + している

[Used to express that something is done in a manner that is considered correct/sufficient; without mistake, neatly, or in proper order. きちんと is a bit more polite than ちゃんと]

[In the past ちゃんと also carried the meaning of “do something quickly.” Nowadays, it is rarely used in this way, but can still be seen in older literature]

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