Common Expressions & Sentences patterns

For Upper Beginner and Intermediate learners

Let's learn common set phrases, idiomatic expressions, collocations, sentence patterns
which are frequently used in everyday speech


できるだけ はやく/なるべく はやく

as soon as possible, as soon as one can[File 001a]

・・・に 行く 途中

on my way to[File 003a]

[material]で できて いる

be made of[File 012a]

The following contents are available to members.


[A]するより、[B]した 方が いい

[doing B] is better than [doing A][File 055a]


できるだけ はやく/なるべく はやく

as soon as possible, as soon as one can[File 001a]


as ... as possible, as ... as one can[File 001b]

-と 同じ くらい(大きい)/-ほど -ない

A is as (large) as B / A is not as (large) as B[File 001c]

[verb]するのに 3時間 かかった

It took me three hours to do it[File 002a]

[verb]するのに 10,000円 かかった

It cost me 10,000 yen to do it[File 002b]

・・・に 行く 途中

on my way to[File 003a]

[something]を 楽しみに して います

I'm looking forward to[File 004a]

[verb]するのに 慣れます

I get used to doing[File 005a]

昔は よく・・・した

I used to do[File 005b]


[B] rather than [A][File 006a]


would rather [verb B] than [verb A][File 006b]

Bより Aの 方が いい

I prefer A to B[File 006c]

[A]と[B]の 間に ・・・

between [A] and [B][File 007a]


all day long, all year round[File 008a]


no matter how busy[File 009a]

Aも Bも

Both A and B[File 010a]


Both are[File 010b]

・・・で いっぱいです

be full of[File 011a]


be covered with, be full of[File 011b]

[material]で できて いる

be made of[File 012a]

[material]から つくられる

be made from[File 012b]

[A]の 代わりに

instead of [A][File 013a]

[A]は 十分 ある

I have enough [time, money, etc.] (to do)[File 014a]

[verb root]するのに、十分な[A]が ない

I don't have enough [time, money, etc.] to do[File 014b]


[amount] is enough[File 014c]

背が 高い

He is tall[File 015a]


except [A][File 016a]

[A]以外にも/[A]の 他にも

besides [A][File 016b]

10分で/あと 10分で

in 10 minutes[File 017a]


soon, before long[File 018a]


now, right now, immediately[File 018b]

[A]と 違い、[B]は

Unlike A, B is[File 019a]

[A]に 関係 なく、

Regardless of [A][File 020a]

[A]と したら、

Suppose [A],[File 021a]

必ず・・・して ください

Please do without fail, Make sure to do[File 022a]

[subject]は 必ず・・・する

always do / surely do[File 022b]

[A]だけ じゃなく、[B]も

not only A, but also B[File 023a]


not A, but B[File 023b]


First I do [A], and then I do [B][File 024a]


I did [A] for the first time[File 024b]

・・・する しか ない

I have no choice but to do[File 025a]

・・・しそうに なる

almost do, come close to doing[File 026a]

[A]は[B]の ものです

[A] belongs to [B] (B's property)[File 027a]

・・・の 隣に

next to[File 028a]

・・・の 前に/後ろに

in front of / in back of[File 028b]

・・・する ような 気が する

I feel like / I have a feeling that[File 029a]

わたしは[something]が 怖い

I'm scared of / I'm afraid of[File 030a]

3回 続けて

tree times in a row[File 031a]


more than I expected[File 032a]


It's been a while, Long time no see[File 033a]

・・・する ことが ある

it sometimes happens, it could happen[File 034a]


the more [A], the more [B][File 035a]

うまく いく

go well[File 036a]


important, serious matter[File 037a]

・・・すると すぐ/・・・した とたん

no sooner than, the moment I did[File 038a]


not easily, it takes time to do[File 039a]

送って 行きます

I'll give you a ride[File 040b]

迎えに 行きます

I'll pick you up at the airport[File 040a]

する しか ない

I have no choice but to do[File 041a]


while you're at it[File 042a]

わかり しだい れんらく します

I'll let you know once I find it out.[File 043a]

する たびに

Every time I do[File 044a]

・・・によって 違います

differ depending on, It depends on[File 045a]


as far as (I know) / as long as (we live)[File 046a]

・・・しない 限り

unless (it rains)[File 046b]


Most .... / Most of ....[File 047a]

人間で 言えば、・・・

in terms of human[File 048a]

大きく する、短く する、安く する

make something larger, shorter, cheaper[File 049a]

・・・に 強い

be good with, know a lot about / be resistant to, have a high tolerance[File 050a]

明日 晴れると いいですね

I hope it's sunny tomorrow[File 051a]


while it's hot / before it gets cold[File 052a]


you can do it freely[File 053a]


start doing, begin to do[File 054a]


start doing, begin to do[File 054b]

[A]するより、[B]した 方が いい

[doing B] is better than [doing A][File 055a]

For your further study

Copyright (C)CosCom Language Service, Inc.All Rights Reserved.