つい [つい] (tsui)
Meaning: without thinking, despite myself
Example: oops, i said too much!
JLPT Level: 2
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|Amatuka||Inadvertantly, unintentionally, etc.|| |
|huess||I always thought that was ついに？ Am I wrong or can you drop the に？|| |
|Miki||ついに is different from つい.|
ついに can be replaced with やっと at last
Finally, I got it!
|hiro||「つい」and「ついに」is different. |
for example, you go shopping, you find a new PC. you already have a PC, but you buy the spanky new one anyway. then, you say
in fact, you don't need that PC.
you wanted a PC for a long time, and eventually you get one. then, you say,
you really need that PC.
:( tsui = ukkari
:) tsuini = yatto
|dc||ex1273 seems different from the others?|| |
|Miki||Yes. The つい means すぐ。This emphases something happens very close in time/distance.|
つい２、３時間前に as recently as a few hours
ついそこまで休憩に行ってきました。I went right over there for break.
|ashishjoshi||'tsui',according to me is used when you get indulged in your inner feelings so much that you forget what is going around.|
|DrJones||Is "tsui" an interjection like "tsk" or "tsch"?|| |
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