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Tamasaka (たまさか – “By Chance”)

  • Tamasaka


    In yesterday’s post, I introduced the Japanese adverb, tamatama (たまたま), which means “by chance.”

    To mean the same thing as tamasaka, you can also use another adverb, tamasaka (たまさか).

    It is thought that tamasaka was created by combining two terms: tama (たま), which means “chance/rare,” and saka (さか), which is a suffix expressing a state.

    Tamasaka has an archaic and elegant sound compared to tamatama.

    This term is not often used in our daily lives, but it can give a cool and elegant impression if you use it in letters or speech.

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