や否や, やいなや

  • yainaya

Definition of や否や,やいなや

Expressions (phrases, clauses, etc.)

  • the minute (that) ...
  • no sooner than ...

  • whether or not

Related Kanji

negate, no, noes, refuse, decline, deny

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Vocabulary used in the Japanese edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone.

Examples of や否や,やいなや in a Sentence

No sooner had she gone there than she was taken ill.
ある日曜日、ジョージは自宅居間乱入するやいなやこう言った
One Sunday morning George burst into the living room and said the following.
見るやいなや逃げ去った
No sooner had he seen me than he ran away.
見るやいなや逃げた
The moment he saw me he ran away.
The instant I saw him I knew he was angry.
彼女船室入るやいなや明かり消えた
She had hardly entered the cabin when the light went out.
As soon as he heard the crash, he rushed out of the house.
No sooner had he arrived than he fell sick.
見るやいなや走り去った
As soon as he saw me, he ran away.
到着するや否やバス出発した
No sooner had he arrived than the bus departed.

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