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〜ことに(は)、〜あまり(に)

Level : Intermediate (中級)

〜ことに(は)
* Communicate emotion or surprise about something to the other person first, followed by concrete details about the matter.

Ex:
驚いたことに、彼女は同じ相手と2回も離婚して再婚しているんです。
Odoroita koto ni, kanojo wa onaji aite to ni kai mo rikon shite saikon shite irundesu.
What surprised me was that she divorced and remarried the same person twice.

面白いことに、隣の家は、うちと同じ名字なのです。
Omoshiroi koto ni, tonari no ie wa, uchi to onaji myouji na no desu.
What was interesting was the family next door has the same sure name as mine.

〜あまり(に)
* Means “because of excessive degree or extent of ~, ended up ~”.

Ex:
緊張のあまり、体が震えた。
Kinchou no amari, karada ga furueta.
I was so nervous that my body was shaking.

心配するあまり、母は寝込んでしまった。
Shimpai suru amari, haha wa nekonde shimatta.
Because too worried, mother got collapse.

参考書:
日本語総まとめN2
日本語表現文型辞書

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