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English Reference for ikinari (いきなり)

Kanji
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Kana
いきなり
ikinari
ゆきなり
yukinari
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Definitions
adverb no-adjective usually kana abruptly, suddenly, all of a sudden, without warning
Example sentences
He suddenly started doing an impression of an announcer and we all cracked up
You can't just come in here and start ordering people around
Ms Sato is no lightweight. I just saw her chug three bottles of beer
Skip the pleasantries and get down to business
"What? Are you doubting us?" "B-but, that is, suddenly 'spirit world', 'magical beings' - it's strange to ask me to believe.
I was discharged without notice
I thought it would be boorish to challenge his identity without warning
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