Verb + だに - Grammar Discussion

even just
even merely


  • Verb + だに

[AだにB expression is used for emphasis, meaning that even just A (thinking, imagining, seeing) already produces the effect of B]

[Generally not used in modern Japanese, with the rare exception of use in formal writing, novels, manga, and anime]

[A is limited to a few phrases: 考える、想像する(more frequent), 思う、思い出す、見る、聞く (less frequent)]

[In B, expressions like 恐ろしい and おぞましい are common]

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For a couple of seconds after reading this, I thought it was super random to choose ticks, but…


We are trying to implement organic studying elements, things like that improve memorization :sunglasses: :+1:

That’s why there are so many pop culture and anime references!