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X + たびに + Y as “every time/whenever X, Y”

X + たびに + Y as “every time/whenever X, Y”

This grammar pattern of たびに, which translates to “each time, every time, whenever, on the occasion of, etc.,” is used to express that every time a certain something, X, takes place, a certain something else, Y, takes place as well. This grammar pattern can be used with a Plain-Form verbs or with nouns, so long as the noun represents an action, event, or a particular time. For noun-usage, the particle の is placed in between the noun and the word たび.


Watashi wa, shuushoku no mensetsu no tabi ni, sugoku fuan ni naru.
(Whenever I have a job interview, I get really anxious.)

Konbini ni iku tabi ni cola o kaimasu.
(Every time I go to the convenience store, I buy soda.)

Kare wa nihon ni ryokou no tabi ni anime goods o motte kaerimasu.
(That guy brings back anime goods with him every time he travels to Japan.)

Taberu tabi ni uchuu to hitotsu ni narimasu.
(Every time you eat, you become one with the universe.)