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English Reference for totan (とたん)

noun just (now, at the moment, etc.)
Example sentences
I had barely got home when the storm broke
I had no sooner left the shop than I met my teacher
As soon as she heard the news, she burst into tears
The moment she heard the news of her son's death, she burst into tears
As soon as our manager got off our backs, everything started to go off without a hitch
As soon as I saw him, I burst into laughter
The girls burst into laughter when they heard his joke
Soon after she became a lawyer, she wouldn't even give her old friends the time of day
On the speaker's saying so, the audience burst out into laughter
The moment she was alone, she opened the letter
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