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English Reference for yainaya (やいなや)

Kanji
Kana
やいなや
yainaya
Definitions
  1. Expression the minute (that) ..., no sooner than ...
  2. whether or not
Example sentences
The airplane took off as soon as I arrived at the airport
I had no sooner reached the station than the train started
As soon as he heard the crash, he rushed out of the house
As soon as she saw me, she greeted me with a smile
I had barely got aboard when the train began to move
I had scarcely left home when it began to rain
She cried out the moment she saw her mother
On hearing the news, she turned pale
No sooner had he come home than he proudly made an earth-shattering announcement
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