Grammar Info

N2 Lesson 9: 5/23

(たちま)

Immediately, Quickly, Suddenly, In a moment or flash

Structure

たちまち + Phrase

Details

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About たちまち

たちまち is an adverb in that is used to convey the feeling of something happening 'suddenly', or 'in a flash'. The primary nuance with たちまち compared to other similar structures is that たちまち indicates that something happened spontaneously, and was not able to be controlled.
In many cases, たちまち will indicate something entering a new, ongoing state, or something being completed.
たちまち will often appear directly before the verb phrase that it is describing as being the new state.
  • あのレコード会社(がいしゃ)所属(しょぞく)するアーティストたちはたちまち有名(ゆうめい)になる。
    Artists who belong to that record company quickly become famous.
  • (わたし)田中(たなか)さんはたちまち仲良(なかよ)くなった。
    Tanaka-san and I immediately became friends.
  • 冷蔵庫(れいぞうこ)(はい)れておいたシナモンロールはたちまち(つま)胃袋(いぶくろ)へと()えた。
    The cinnamon rolls I had put in the fridge quickly disappeared into my wife's stomach.
Fun-fact - たちまち originally comes from the kanji structure (たちま), with the kanji itself meaning 'without thought'. This nuance is kept with たちまち, as all actions associated with the word indicate a lack of planning or thought before happening. Despite this, the kanji itself is rarely used in modern writing.

Examples

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    (ちい)さな(むら)(うわさ)(たちま)(ひろ)がるのは当然(とうぜん)だよ!

    It's only natural that rumors would spread in a flash in small villages!

    うちの(いぬ)郵便(ゆうびん)配達員(はいたついん)()ると(たちま)フェンスにそって(はし)(はじ)めるのだ。

    My dog starts to run along the fence immediately when he sees a postman.

    有名(ゆうめい)(ほん)は、本棚(ほんだな)(なら)べられたとたんに、(たちま)()()れた。

    As soon as the famous book hits the shelves, it sold out immediately.

    うちの会社(かいしゃ)では、いいアイデアを()せば(たちま)人気(にんき)(もの)になれるよ。

    At my company, if you produce a good idea you will immediately become popular.

    安易(あんい)(しつ)()として()()げたりすると、(たちま)()れなくなる。

    If (you) simply drop the quality and the price, (you) will quickly become unable to sell it.

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