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JLPT N2 Grammar: ていらい~(て以来) te irai (te irai)

ていらい~(て以来) te irai (te irai)

Meaning: since

How to use the:
Verb-てform + 以来
Noun + 以来

Explain:
Only one thing has been going on continuously from a time in the past until now

Example sentences:
1, あれ以来彼女は姿を見せない
Are irai kanojo wa sugata o misenai
Since then she hasn’t shown up

2, 先週以来ずっと会議続きで、くたくたに疲れきっている
Senshū irai zutto kaigi tsudzuki de, kutakuta ni tsukare kitte iru
Since last week I had a meeting, so I’m extremely tired

3, 夏休みに風邪で寝込んで以来、どうも体の調子が悪い
Natsuyasumi ni kaze de nekonde irai, dōmo karada no chōshigawarui
Ever since I was sleeping with a cold during summer vacation, to now my physical condition is really bad.

Attention:
以来 Have can follow a noun and have the meanings of “from”, “throughout the word”

私は入会社以来、一日も休んでいない。
Watashi wa nyū kaisha irai, tsuitachi mo yasunde inai.
I haven’t taken a day off since going to work

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