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English Reference for tsui (つい)

Kana
つい
tsui
Definitions
  1. adverb just (now)
  2. quite (near)
  3. unintentionally, unconsciously, by mistake, against one's better judgement (judgment)
Example sentences
Don't you find yourself reaching for things with '20% extra' written on them
He came back from abroad only last month
He fell into a slumber inadvertently
I have always had a soft spot in my heart for Mary
I was pressed by their questioning and slipped into telling an obvious lie
D-drat! I didn't mean to let that slip.
I feel ashamed of having lost my temper
I ended up going over the top, drinking too much and having a terrible hangover the next day
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