いつの間にか・いつのまにか - Grammar Discussion

suddenly
unnoticed
without noticing
too soon

Structure

  • いつのまにか + Phrase

[There is a nuance of being surprised at the change. If there is no feeling of surprise, あっという間に can be used instead]

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I answered いきなり in one of the reviews. Is that wrong? What’s the nuance here?

オレはみんなから いつのまにか ポチと呼ばれるようになった。

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As far as I know, the nuance is that いつの間にか is more about not noticing something, while いきなり is more about something happening abruptly.

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@FredKore
The nuances are exactly like @nekoyama says.
Other than that いきなり is natural in this context so I have added it as an alternative answer that pop ups a hint :slight_smile:

I hope it solves the issue!
Cheers

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